Assinging materials to all objects?

Does anyone know if it is possible to instantly assign a material to all the objects in a scene? This would make life a lot easier when trying to add the same material to a bunch of objects. I have to click on each object and manually add the material which is very slow. Anyone know how to do this faster?

Select all the objects you want to share a material, press ctrl-L and select materials.

You could probably do it with python as well if you really wanted to, but the other way is built in and faster.

Awesome. Thats exactly what I needed.