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

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

What Others Think

What's the difference between !* and !$ ?? I always used !$ to do the same...
skinp · 649 weeks and 6 days ago
You're right. There is a difference. I changed the whole entry. It expands all parameters.
Neo23x0 · 649 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 · 649 weeks and 5 days ago
So !$ is the same as +. ? Cool.
DaveQB · 649 weeks and 5 days ago
!! does the same and is easier to type
bugmenot · 510 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 · 454 weeks and 1 day ago
I've been looking sad in all the nicest places recognition
yeoyeo · 15 weeks and 6 days 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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