Print a row of 50 hyphens

In bash, by pressing ALT+n and then a character x, x will be printed n times I know is not the same as the original command, but is correlated.
Sample Output
$ --------------------------------------------------

2010-01-07 15:32:47

11 Alternatives + Submit Alt

What Others Think

Not terribly portable, is it?
TheMightyBuzzard · 475 weeks and 4 days ago
I don't know. With bash and Debian it works. I think it works thanks to readline lib. Doesn't it work for you?
kobayashison · 475 weeks and 4 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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