# indicates a comment in shell
Using the "#" in shell is surprisingly useful. Some of the uses I found: a) As a visible copy buffer in shell history (caveat: do not use for passwords :-) b) To build complex commands until ready then hit the HOME, DEL, ENTER keys to run it c) Placing reference data into shell history (search for tags with CTRL-R TAGNAME) d) Putting aside a "work in progress" command to focus on another task (HOME # ENTER)
Sample Output
# some data for later reference
# partially built command
# tag [tag-name]
# Mon Mar 16 23:07:45 GMT 2009

By: mpb
2009-03-16 23:15:33

What do you think?

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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