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Re: repeating a search a certain number of times


From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: repeating a search a certain number of times
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2016 23:14:16 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 0.9.13; emacs 25.1.50.1

On 2016-01-21, at 18:41, Timur Aydin <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I have been looking for a way to repeat a search a certain number of 
> times, and from the documentation i have found the search-forward 
> function to do that:
>
> (search-forward "something" nil nil 5)
>
> But unfortunately this isn't bound to a key. The docstring says it is 
> bound to <find>, but I don't know what that means. It isn't a lisp 
> function. I thought maybe it is a menu item, but can't see that in the 
> menu either.
>
> So my question is, how can I bind this to a key so that when I press it, 
> it asks me for the string, then the repetition count and then goes ahead 
> and finds it?

Others will probably chime in, and I don't have the time to write that
function for you, but you might want to read these sections in the Elisp
reference:

(info "(emacs)Rebinding")
(info "(elisp)Using interactive")

(If you're reading this message in Emacs, place the point after any of
the above expressions, and press C-x C-e.)

Best,

-- 
Marcin Borkowski
http://octd.wmi.amu.edu.pl/en/Marcin_Borkowski
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Adam Mickiewicz University



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