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Re: Negative or zero arguments to yank-last-arg in bound keystrokes


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Negative or zero arguments to yank-last-arg in bound keystrokes
Date: Mon, 06 Dec 2010 20:29:11 -0500
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On 12/6/10 8:22 PM, Chet Ramey wrote:

> Yes.  In this case, the documentation is less than clear.  The count
> argument is actually set by the first call to yank-last-arg, and that
> argument sets the word to extract from the history entry.  Subsequent
> calls to yank-last-arg without a different intervening editing command
> use that same count as the argument to extract while moving through the
> history, and any count given to those subsequent calls sets the number
> of history entries to move.  A negative count on those calls changes the
> direction.

Sorry, that was partly a future direction.  The count to the second and
subsequent calls just changes the direction, not the number of history
entries to skip.

Chet

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