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bash: hotkey to put current commandline to text-editor

Terminal - bash: hotkey to put current commandline to text-editor
bash-hotkey: <CTRL+x+e>
2009-08-25 09:08:54
User: alvinx
Functions: bash
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bash: hotkey to put current commandline to text-editor

* in bash-shell You can capture the current commandline to a text-editor:

* simply press: CTRL+x+e

* Your current commandline will pe put into Your default text-editor (export EDITOR=vim)

Alternatives

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Terminal - Alternatives
ctrl-x e
2009-03-11 09:26:05
User: fool
400

Next time you are using your shell, try typing ctrl-x e (that is holding control key press x and then e). The shell will take what you've written on the command line thus far and paste it into the editor specified by $EDITOR. Then you can edit at leisure using all the powerful macros and commands of vi, emacs, nano, or whatever.

fc
<ESC> v or ctrl-x ctrl-e
2011-04-30 11:08:02
User: pkufranky
Tags: readline
13

Next time you are using your shell, try typing

ctrl-x ctrl-e # in emacs mode

or

<ESC> v # in vi mode

The shell will take what you've written on the command line thus far and paste it into the editor specified by $EDITOR. Then you can edit at leisure using all the powerful macros and commands of vi, emacs, nano, or whatever.

<ESC> v
2011-03-04 19:13:29
User: ormris
10

Allows you to edit your command using your chosen editor. Works in bash with "set -o vi".

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If you can do better, submit your command here.

What others think

can also be done in vi edition mode:

set -o vi

hit next hit v (visual)

more about that in man bash 'READLINE' section

Comment by syladmin 257 weeks and 3 days ago

"hit ESC" is missing in my post sorry

Comment by syladmin 257 weeks and 3 days ago

I did not know this. What an excelent idea.

Comment by haivu 257 weeks and 3 days ago

any ideas how to use same editor in ZSH?

("fc" - works, "ctrl-x ctrl-e" - not)

Thanks!

Comment by a_b 112 weeks and 1 day ago

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