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bash shortcut: !$ !^ !* !:3 !:h and !:t

Terminal - bash shortcut: !$ !^ !* !:3 !:h and !:t
echo foo bar foobar barfoo && echo !$ !^ !:3 !* && echo /usr/bin/foobar&& echo !$:h !$:t
2009-02-17 09:10:17
User: lhb
Functions: echo
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bash shortcut: !$ !^ !* !:3 !:h and !:t

When expanding, bash output the command, so don't be affraid if you type the command.

Here is the details:

First examples:

echo foo bar foobar barfoo

First argument:

echo !$

echo barfoo

barfoo

(Note that typing echo foo bar foobar barfoo && echo !$, bash substitute !$ with $:1)

Last argument:

echo foo bar foobar barfoo && echo !^

echo foo bar foobar barfoo && echo barfoo

foo bar foobar barfoo

barfoo

All the arguments:

echo !*

echo foo bar foobar barfoo

foo bar foobar barfoo

The third argument:

echo foo bar foobar barfoo && echo !:3

echo foo bar foobar barfoo && echo foobar

foo bar foobar barfoo

foobar

You may want to add {} for large numbers: echo !:{11} for example

Now with path:

echo /usr/bin/foobar

/usr/bin/foobar

For the head:

echo !$:h

echo /usr/bin

/usr/bin

And the tail:

echo !$:t

echo foobar

foobar

You also may want to try !:h and !:t or !!3-4 for the third and the fourth (so !!:* == !!:1-$)

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