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Runs previous command replacing foo by bar every time that foo appears

Terminal - Runs previous command replacing foo by bar every time that foo appears
!!:gs/foo/bar
2009-02-11 10:20:15
User: Tronks
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Runs previous command replacing foo by bar every time that foo appears

Very useful for rerunning a long command changing some arguments globally.

As opposed to ^foo^bar, which only replaces the first occurrence of foo, this one changes every occurrence.

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^foo^bar^:&
2013-03-22 11:04:20
User: bucket99
1

To replace foo by bar, but not execute, do ^foo^bar^:p

To replace all foo by bar, but not execute, do ^foo^bar^:&:p

^bar^foo^

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What others think

This is also very useful for debian aptitude commands:

aptitude search bzr sudo !!:s/search/install

If you do a sudo ^search^install it won't work.

Comment by joem86 269 weeks ago

how can we make this print instead of running it? I tried !!:pgs/foo/bar and didn't work ;)

Comment by alperyilmaz 265 weeks and 1 day ago

@alperyilmaz Close! You're just missing another colon:

!!:p:gs/foo/bar

Modifiers ('gs' and 'p' here) are colon-separated. It seems as though there should be a colon between the 'g' and 's' too, but we leave it out because the 'g' only works in conjunction with 's'. If you used it on its own it would have no effect.

http://www.gnu.org/software/bash/manual/html_node/Modifiers.html

Comment by fletch 264 weeks and 5 days ago

@fletch: thanks, this will save me some typing..

Comment by alperyilmaz 264 weeks and 3 days ago

why not just

^foo^bar
Comment by linuxswords 247 weeks and 6 days ago

what about iterative operations where you replace foo with foo1, then foo1 with foo2, etc ?

Comment by vRobM 191 weeks and 6 days ago

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