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Runs previous command but replacing

Terminal - Runs previous command but replacing
^foo^bar
2009-01-26 13:25:37
User: root
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Runs previous command but replacing

Really useful for when you have a typo in a previous command. Also, arguments default to empty so if you accidentally run:

echo "no typozs"

you can correct it with

^z

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^foo^bar replaces first instance of foo. If you want to replace multiple instances of a string, then you should use:

!!:s/foo/bar/g
Comment by alperyilmaz 292 weeks ago
!!:s/foo/bar/g

Won't work in bash. Instead, use:

!!:gs/foo/bar
Comment by fletch 291 weeks and 5 days ago

^foo^bar does not work in mksh

Comment by penpen 290 weeks and 4 days ago

Works fine in bash!!

ex:

~$ lq -ltra

lq: command not found

~$ ^lq^ls

ls -ltra

Comment by unixmonkey8946 239 weeks and 2 days ago

Short notation for replaces all instances of foo with bar:

^foo^bar^:&
Comment by Testuser_01 137 weeks and 5 days ago

I think it's safer to reload the command and edit it

Comment by scavenger 99 weeks and 2 days ago
!!:gs/^foo^bar

this one is what i want

btw,i want to kown how to reload the command and then edit it in an easy way like in vim ...

Comment by byrgl5 74 weeks and 3 days ago

@byrgl5

You can do this in bash. All You need is to put: "set -o vi" somewhere in your .bashrc and create .inputrc with following content (without line numbers of course :P):

1 "\e[A":history-search-backward

2 "\e[B":history-search-forward

3 set editing-mode vi

4 set keymap vi

Comment by mruwek 59 weeks and 1 day ago

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