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Gets the last string of previous command with !$

Terminal - Gets the last string of previous command with !$
$mkdir mydir -> mv !$ yourdir -> $cd !$
2009-03-20 09:00:28
User: Bluehive
Functions: mv
Gets the last string of previous command with !$

It helps you save a lot of writing :-)


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Interesting, I use ESC UNDERSCORE for the same thing

(eg hit the esc ket, hit the "_" key)

Comment by mpb 348 weeks and 6 days ago

To complete mpb's comment, this is M-_ (read meta plus underscore) that is often both "ESC then '_"' and "ALT+'_'".

Comment by CodSpirit 348 weeks and 6 days ago

To complete CodSpirit's comment ... which is Readline's "yank-last-arg" function, which bindings may be queried using "bind -q " ;-)

bind -q yank-last-arg

yank-last-arg can be invoked via "\e.", "\e_".

It was funny for me to see this trick and its "ESC UNDERSCORE" comment, as I always used it's "Meta + ." binding (or "Esc ." if you want), never thought it has another binding too (anyway, I still like "\e." more) :))

Comment by altblue 348 weeks and 6 days ago

thank you every one for sharing your tips! I'll probably be using ESC _ from now on :-)

Comment by Bluehive 348 weeks and 6 days ago

I'm probably missing something but isn't using '!$' style commands as a replacement for grabbing recent commands(as opposed to strings way back in the HIST file) a lot more risky than useing something like + "." to grab recent arguments. I've seen experienced *nix users unintentionaly `rm` important shit using the !(?) method w/out paying attention.

Comment by substdio 86 weeks and 4 days ago

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