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Swap the two last arguments of the current command line

Terminal - Swap the two last arguments of the current command line
<ctrl+e> <esc+t>
2012-03-11 07:49:09
User: bibe
Swap the two last arguments of the current command line

Say you just typed a long command like this:

rsync -navupogz --delete /long/path/to/dir_a /very/long/path/to/dir_b

but you really want to sync dir_b to dir_a. Instead of rewriting all the command line, just type followed by , and your command line will read

rsync -navupogz --delete /very/long/path/to/dir_b /long/path/to/dir_a


There are 3 alternatives - vote for the best!

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Nice. It's worth pointing out a few things.

@bibe: I'd add "readline" to the description (make it easier to search for).

Ctrl-E moves the cursor to the end of the line, but if you've just used up-arrow to alter the previous command the cursor will already *be* at the end.

You can replace Esc-T with Meta-T (or Alt-T) -- easier to type on many keyboards.

Unfortunately, readline seems to treat . (dot/period) as a separator:

echo hello wor.ld


echo hello ld.wor

Anyone know how to set the word break characters?

Comment by flatcap 204 weeks and 5 days ago

It does not appears to work in my Solaris 5.10 machine..!

Comment by michaelrozar17 203 weeks ago

@michaelrozar17 on my Commodore64 doesn't work either!

Comment by ioggstream 201 weeks and 3 days ago

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