edit list of files in last command

vi `!!`
say you've just found all the config files with this command find . -name '*.config' and you need to edit them all vi `!!` will re-execute the command and present them to vi in the argument list don't use if the list is really long as it may overflow the command buffer

By: libdave
2009-07-15 15:20:58

What Others Think

If the number of files overflows the command buffer, you can do !! -exec vi {} \;
unixmonkey4664 · 646 weeks and 2 days ago
good deal, I like it
libdave · 646 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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