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Display command options without typing --help

Terminal - Display command options without typing --help
2011-08-19 00:09:53
User: bugmenot
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 270 weeks and 6 days ago

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

Comment by davidpgero 270 weeks and 6 days ago

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

Comment by gerard 270 weeks and 6 days 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 270 weeks and 6 days ago

Just as pressing "Enter" key.

Comment by totti 270 weeks and 6 days 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 270 weeks and 6 days ago

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

Comment by atoponce 270 weeks and 6 days ago

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

Comment by Mozai 270 weeks and 6 days ago

very good tip

Comment by kev 270 weeks and 2 days ago

Your point of view

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