Reuse all parameter of the previous command line

!*
!* is all of the arguments to the previous command rather than just the last one. This is useful in many situations. Here's a simple example: vi cd /stuff oops! [exit vi, twice] !* expands to: cd /stuff

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By: Neo23x0
2009-06-21 17:58:01

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What's the difference between !* and !$ ?? I always used !$ to do the same...
skinp · 465 weeks and 6 days ago
You're right. There is a difference. I changed the whole entry. It expands all parameters.
Neo23x0 · 465 weeks and 5 days ago
It doesn't have to be on its own. For instance, less dir1 dir2 dir3 dir1 is a directory... I know... Oops, of course, I meant ls... ls !* !$ is just the last parameter.
tremby · 465 weeks and 5 days ago
So !$ is the same as +. ? Cool.
DaveQB · 465 weeks and 5 days ago
!! does the same and is easier to type
bugmenot · 326 weeks and 4 days ago
bugmenot ... no it doesn't '!!' is the entire command whereas '!*' is the the commands options and parameters, so everything bar the command itself.
khayyam · 270 weeks and 1 day ago

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