Faster emacs key repeats

My secret intent behind creating a course on emacs was to become much more proficient with it myself. One of the course beta testers, Jack Kelly (software engineer turned pirate) mentioned something really spiffy that I hadn’t heard before.

In the second lesson, we cover C-u which (among other things) can be used to repeat keystrokes, like this: C-u 80 *. However, it turns out that you can leave off the C-u prefix and achieve the same thing by holding control while typing the number, like so: C-8 C-0 *.

Now your crafting of comment headers and ascii art can be that much more enjoyable.

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