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Run the previous command with sudo

Terminal - Run the previous command with sudo
sudo !!
2009-02-25 00:52:28
User: silbermm
Functions: sudo
-14
Run the previous command with sudo

I often forget to type sudo before a command that needs it. This is the quickest way to rerun the command prefixed by sudo.

Alternatives

There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
sudo !!
2009-01-26 10:26:48
User: root
1062

Useful when you forget to use sudo for a command. "!!" grabs the last run command.

`!!`
2010-11-19 17:40:01
User: strzel_a
7

\$ which python

/usr/bin/python

\$ ll `!!`

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 2010-11-08 22:01 /usr/bin/python -> python2.6

su -c "!!"
2012-02-21 15:38:30
User: mesuutt
Functions: su
3

Same as `sudo !!`. If you do not have permission to be sudo or sudo does not installed on your system, you can use this.

pfexec !!
sudo !-1
2013-04-22 03:45:14
User: datamining
Functions: sudo
1

this command also can run the last command as root

what's more, sudo !-2 can run the second last command as root , and so on

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What others think

Yeah...*sigh*...already listed, actually the most popular thing on this site, IIRC. Check the site (grep the archive) before posting.

Comment by farglenargle 339 weeks and 4 days ago

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