run a previous command

!previous_command
Only a few characters of the previous command are necessary.

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By: jcgam69
2009-02-20 18:07:03

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Similarly, I like using ctrl-r on the bash shell to type part of the previous history... you can keep hitting ctrl-r to rotate through recent and matching results...
axelabs · 486 weeks and 2 days ago
!! does the same thing
nottings · 486 weeks and 2 days ago
axelabs -- i like control-r as well. It lets me review the command prior to running it.
ozymandias · 486 weeks and 2 days ago
!! does NOT do the same thing. !! runs the most recent command only. !string runs the most recent matching command.
jcgam69 · 486 weeks and 2 days ago
I used !str until I learned about ctrl-r. Now I prefer the latter because it's safer.
nolly · 486 weeks and 1 day ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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