bash: hotkey to put current commandline to text-editor

bash-hotkey: <CTRL+x+e>
* in bash-shell You can capture the current commandline to a text-editor: * simply press: CTRL+x+e * Your current commandline will pe put into Your default text-editor (export EDITOR=vim)

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By: alvinx
2009-08-25 09:08:54

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What Others Think

can also be done in vi edition mode: set -o vi hit next hit v (visual) more about that in man bash 'READLINE' section
syladmin · 456 weeks and 5 days ago
"hit ESC" is missing in my post sorry
syladmin · 456 weeks and 5 days ago
I did not know this. What an excelent idea.
haivu · 456 weeks and 5 days ago
any ideas how to use same editor in ZSH? ("fc" - works, "ctrl-x ctrl-e" - not) Thanks!
a_b · 311 weeks and 3 days ago

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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