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I am trying to use C-h k to describe the function to which a key is bound. But when I use it with a key chord like C-u C-e C-x it retrieves the documentation for C-u before I can finish typing the chord. What is the correct way to describe this type of chord?

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    Just don't type the C-u.
    – wasamasa
    Jun 1, 2016 at 19:00
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    Prefix keys like C-u may be described in the function body. You should therefore ignore such prefix keys when using C-h k to describe a function.
    – Emacs User
    Jun 1, 2016 at 20:11
  • @EmacsUser the function description of just C-x C-e did describe the usage of the prefix argument. Thank you for your help.
    – lookyhooky
    Jun 1, 2016 at 20:56

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Prefix keys like C-u may be described in the function body. You should therefore ignore such prefix keys when using C-h k to describe a function.

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