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Reuse all parameter of the previous command line

Terminal - Reuse all parameter of the previous command line
2009-06-21 17:58:01
User: Neo23x0
Reuse all parameter of the previous command line

!* is all of the arguments to the previous command rather than just the last one.

This is useful in many situations.

Here's a simple example:

vi cd /stuff


[exit vi, twice]


expands to: cd /stuff

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What's the difference between !* and !$ ??

I always used !$ to do the same...

Comment by skinp 303 weeks and 6 days ago

You're right.

There is a difference.

I changed the whole entry. It expands all parameters.

Comment by Neo23x0 303 weeks and 6 days ago

It doesn't have to be on its own.

For instance,

less dir1 dir2 dir3

dir1 is a directory... I know... Oops, of course, I meant ls...

ls !*

!$ is just the last parameter.

Comment by tremby 303 weeks and 6 days ago

So !$ is the same as +. ?


Comment by DaveQB 303 weeks and 6 days ago

!! does the same and is easier to type

Comment by bugmenot 164 weeks and 4 days ago

bugmenot ... no it doesn't '!!' is the entire command whereas '!*' is the the commands options and parameters, so everything bar the command itself.

Comment by khayyam 108 weeks and 1 day ago

Your point of view

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