In VIM there is a command for char search:
f. After first use it can be repeated with
;. I like to navigate in line with it. You see that you need to go to bracket in a middle of a line - you press
f( and one-two
; and you are there. There's no such command in Emacs, so I had to write my own. I've managed even to implement repetition with
(setq last-search-forward-char nil) (defun search-forward-char-continue () (interactive) (if (and last-search-forward-char (or (eq (symbol-function last-command) (symbol-function 'search-forward-char)) (eq last-command this-command))) (search-forward-char last-search-forward-char) (progn (insert ";") (setq last-search-forward-char nil)))) (global-set-key (kbd "M-s") 'search-forward-char) (global-set-key (kbd ";") 'search-forward-char-continue)
Key word here is
last-command. Using the same principle other commands also can be assigned to same key.