InfiniteArgument

An InfiniteArgument can be prefixed to KeyboardMacros but not to an InteractiveFunction.

A macro can be executed in Emacs with the UniversalArgument, ‘C-u 4’, to repeat the macro four times, or ‘C-u 9’ to repeat it nine times, with ‘C-u -’ (which is equivalent to ‘negative-argument’ available from ‘M--’) for negative (in the opposite direction) one time, or with ‘C-u - 5’ to repeat the macro negatively (in the opposite direction) 5 times. To repeat a macro an infinite number of times use ‘C-u 0’. This will repeat the macro until the function quits (for example, by reaching the end of the buffer) or if the user cancels the command with a ‘keyboard-quit’ of ‘C-g’ (see CancelingInEmacs).

See also RepeatingCommands.


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