Rapidly invoke an editor to write a long, complex, or tricky command

<ESC> v or ctrl-x ctrl-e
Next time you are using your shell, try typing ctrl-x ctrl-e # in emacs mode or <ESC> v # in vi mode The shell will take what you've written on the command line thus far and paste it into the editor specified by $EDITOR. Then you can edit at leisure using all the powerful macros and commands of vi, emacs, nano, or whatever.
Sample Output
/tmp/bash-fc-3778699542

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By: pkufranky
2011-04-30 11:08:02

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