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When typing out long arguments, such as:
cp file.txt /var/www/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/
You can put that argument on your command line by holding down the ALT key and pressing the period '.' or by pressing <ESC> then the period '.'. For example:
would put '/var/www/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/ as my argument. Keeping pressing 'ALT+.' to cycle through arguments of your commands starting from most recent to oldest. This can save a ton of typing.
After executing a command with multiple arguments like
cp ./temp/test.sh ~/prog/ifdown.sh
you can paste any argument of the previous command to the console, like
ls -l ALT+1+.
is equivalent to
ls -l ./temp/test.sh
ALT+0+. stands for command itself ('ls' in this case)
Simple ALT+. cycles through last arguments of previous commands.
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