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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
2009-02-11 10:20:15
User: Tronks
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.


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
2013-03-22 11:04:20
User: bucket99

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


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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 352 weeks and 1 day ago

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

Comment by alperyilmaz 348 weeks and 2 days ago

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


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.


Comment by fletch 347 weeks and 6 days ago

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

Comment by alperyilmaz 347 weeks and 4 days ago

why not just

Comment by linuxswords 331 weeks ago

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

Comment by vRobM 275 weeks ago

Your point of view

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