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Emacs Tip #4: Repeat Last Command

Some times you’d want to quickly repeat an Emacs command several times and most of the time it won’t have a convenient keybinding you can use to do this. Enter C-x z (repeat) – it simply repeats the most recently executed command. And the best part? After you’ve pressed C-x z once you can continue repeating the last command simply by pressing z. Vi(m) users will probably note that this is quite similar to the . command there.

For instance – if you want to execute the er/expand-region command (part of the expand-region package) a few times you can do it like this:

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M-x er/expand-region
C-x z
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z

Neat, ah?

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