Insert the last argument of the previous command

!$
for example if you did a: ls -la /bin/ls then ls !$ is equivalent to doing a ls /bin/ls

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By: ringlerun
2010-01-24 17:59:52

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this is quite handy for stuff like: ls file* file1 file_crap file.cabinet rm !$
Buzzcp · 455 weeks and 1 day ago
if you have multiple arguments you can select an argument with !:n for example: ls -al ssl.conf php.conf vi !:1 will edit ssl.conf First argument starts with 0. -Adam
adam0x54 · 454 weeks and 6 days ago
Adam, actually !:1 will pass -al to vi, not ssl.conf.
deltaray · 439 weeks and 6 days ago

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