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Recall last argument of previous command

Terminal - Recall last argument of previous command
cd !$
2009-02-16 21:33:14
User: raphink
Functions: cd
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Recall last argument of previous command

!$ recalls the last argument of the previous command. This is very useful when you have to operate several operations on the same file for example.

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Terminal - Alternatives

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What others think

. ( hopefully Alt+.) does the same. Moreover repeating it recalls the last argument of the previous commands from the history.

Comment by tlknv 406 weeks and 6 days ago

Yes, but Alt+. is harder to type than !$ (at least on a french keyboard, it's much easier to type !$ than Alt+.)

Comment by raphink 406 weeks and 5 days ago

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