Bash History

Interesting list of 15 examples of bash history syntax.

Most people probably know #5:
# !ps
ps aux | grep yp

I didn’t know #13, that looks really useful for arcane purposes:
# cp ~/longname.txt /really/a/very/long/path/long-filename.txt
# ls -l !cp:2
ls -l /really/a/very/long/path/long-filename.txt

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One Response to Bash History

  1. vagabondo says:

    You could also use “alt-.” combination. I use it very often. Several alt-dot combination permits to navigate trough the last inserted parameters.

    I like your blog…keep up the good work.

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