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Display command options without typing --help

Terminal - Display command options without typing --help
<Ctrl+o>
2011-08-19 00:09:53
User: bugmenot
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Display command options without typing --help

Type out the command and simply press to see the list of options for that command without having to type --help.

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Seems only works for emacs mode of bash

Comment by nonoob 210 weeks ago

yes-yes, this only works if you use the emacs mode in bash.

Comment by davidpgero 210 weeks ago

doesn't work for most commands, hence useless most of the time.

Comment by gerard 210 weeks ago

Should read "execute and re-edit."

Great for when you're working on commandline-fu that takes a couple test runs before getting it right.

Comment by h3xx 210 weeks ago

Just as pressing "Enter" key.

Comment by totti 210 weeks ago

Nice to know this "execute and re-edit", but definitely a misleading explanation here. If you don't know what it really does, it could even be dangerous. I *might* upvote this with a different explanation, but as it is I'm going to downvote, sorry :)

Comment by wipu 210 weeks ago

Ah, a Bash-ism using emacs mode. Gotta love non-portable commands.

Comment by atoponce 210 weeks ago

does not work in /bin/sh , /bin/bash nor /bin/tcsh

Comment by Mozai 209 weeks and 6 days ago

very good tip

Comment by kev 209 weeks and 3 days ago

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