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run a previous command

Terminal - run a previous command
!previous_command
2009-02-20 18:07:03
User: jcgam69
-4
run a previous command

Only a few characters of the previous command are necessary.

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Similarly, I like using ctrl-r on the bash shell to type part of the previous history... you can keep hitting ctrl-r to rotate through recent and matching results...

Comment by axelabs 340 weeks and 1 day ago

!! does the same thing

Comment by nottings 340 weeks and 1 day ago

axelabs -- i like control-r as well. It lets me review the command prior to running it.

Comment by ozymandias 340 weeks and 1 day ago

!! does NOT do the same thing. !! runs the most recent command only.

!string runs the most recent matching command.

Comment by jcgam69 340 weeks and 1 day ago

I used !str until I learned about ctrl-r. Now I prefer the latter because it's safer.

Comment by nolly 340 weeks and 1 day ago

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