Recall last argument of previous command

cd !$
!$ recalls the last argument of the previous command. This is very useful when you have to operate several operations on the same file for example.
Sample Output
$ cd test
bash: cd: test: No such file or directory

 $ mkdir !$
mkdir test

 $ cd !$
cd test

By: raphink
2009-02-16 21:33:14

What Others Think

. ( hopefully Alt+.) does the same. Moreover repeating it recalls the last argument of the previous commands from the history.
tlknv · 666 weeks and 4 days ago
Yes, but Alt+. is harder to type than !$ (at least on a french keyboard, it's much easier to type !$ than Alt+.)
raphink · 666 weeks and 3 days ago
seofox · 1 week and 1 day 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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