insert-string - Insert character string into current buffer
n insert-string "string"
insert-string inserts a string n times into the current buffer, moving the cursor position.
insert-string allows text to be built in a buffer without reading it from a file. Some special escape characters are interpreted in the string, as follows:
\n - Enters a new line
\t - A tab character
\b - Backspace
\f - Form-feed
\\ - Literal backslash character '\'
\xXX - Hexadecimal value of character ASCII value
If a negative argument n is given to insert-string the given string is inserted 0-n times into the buffer. The behavior is the same as if a positive argument is given except that if the string contains a new-line character (ascii char 0x0a), rather than splitting the string over multiple lines the character is inserted into a single line of the buffer.
This is highly irregular and can break MicroEmacs (for example undo(2) will fail and could lead to a crash); the feature has been added to support bit 0x100 of the shell-command(2) process spawning group of commands. It's use outside of this context is to be avoided.
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Last Modified: 2006/08/22
Generated On: 2006/10/07