On Sun, May 14, 2006 at 11:43:29AM +0100, Colm Buckley wrote:
> And in zsh you can use <tab> to expand any history substitutions
> before execution.
Yes, and it can expand shell wildcards and env vars too. And with setopt
histverify it will expand all the bang sequences on a new command line
when you press return.
On Sun, May 14, 2006 at 08:45:16PM +0200, Brian Foster wrote:
> fscking wall! (I'm an _original_ Bourne shell
> person from way back, and only switched first
> to Korn ksh(1), and then GNU bash(1), when they
> got Rob Pike's “cd spelling correction” — albeit
> neither implemented it quite properly .... ;-( ).
what, no "darn kids!"?
On Sun, May 14, 2006 at 02:48:08AM +0100, Sarah Fortune wrote:
> In bash you can use Alt-. to fill in the last argument, it's nicer than !$
> because you can see what it is before running the command.
Nicer, perhaps - but note how grumpy it makes poor Brian. That's time
he could be spending shaking his fists at kids driving over 30kph in
their motorised carriages.
If you need to switch between shells and machines, the ! commands are
pretty portable these days. Most shells have other ways to access and
manipulate history, but the bang commands are kind of a lowest common
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