Create a script of the last executed command

echo "!!" >
Sometimes commands are long, but useful, so it's helpful to be able to make them permanent without having to retype them. An alternative could use the history command, and a cut/sed line that works on your platform. history -1 | cut -c 7- >

By: dnavarre
2009-02-25 00:37:25

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doesn't work well with quotes in the original command
rgiar · 639 weeks and 2 days ago
@rgiar: Thanks for pointing that out. I came up with a solution, the exact wording of which will vary by system: history -1 | sed -e 's/^\ [0-9]*\ *//g' > You could make a function out of that, and on top of working properly, it would be simpler and more powerful than my original command. histecho history -$1 | sed -e 's/^\ [0-9]*\ *//g'
dnavarre · 639 weeks ago
You might have better luck using ctrl-x, ctrl-e and then using your editor's "save as" command.
woxidu · 639 weeks ago
ctrl-x,ctrl-e just put your present commandline to the texteditor, instead you should use "fc" command which put your last commandline to the texteditor and then you can edit and save, but the question is when you use "fc", the command will be commited after you save, anybody kowns how to save the previous commandline without running it?
byrgl5 · 421 weeks and 6 days ago
echo `!!`
yangfeng724 · 416 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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