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Re: How to specify numeric arguments in scrolling commands

From: tomas
Subject: Re: How to specify numeric arguments in scrolling commands
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2022 08:03:13 +0100

On Sat, Jan 22, 2022 at 09:39:13PM +0530, Atul Tripathi wrote:
> Hi,
> I am a student and trying to learn linux.Info manual page specifies that
> for scrolling <NEXT> key can be specified a numeric argument but it
> doesnot specify how to supply the numeric argument.I will be gratified is
> you could reply back with a solution for my problem.
> Thanks and regards.

Hi, Atul

I assume you are using the Info standalone program for viewing Info
files (most things work similarly for the Info mode of Emacs).

You pass arguments to commands by typing C-u (CTRL-u) before the
command. If you type, for example, 'C-n', Info moves down one line. If
you type C-u 12 C-n, it moves down 12 lines.

Simply typing C-u once, without a number, means passing the argument 4,
twice C-u passes four times that, and so on.

This is described in the Info manual, under "11 Miscellaneous Commands".

Hope that helps :)


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