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Old 09-05-2008, 12:06 PM   #1
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vi help, how to modify previous command

Is there a way to get the command in vi that I typed in previously? I am sure there must be, but I just don't know how to get it.

Here is an example,
I typed following command to modify the word outputofthisfile from a file

:%s/outputofthisfile/output of this file/g
After executed, it reported that it could not find that word.. Well I realized that it should be /inputofthisfile/ instead.

I want to modify the /outputofthisfile/ to /inputofthisfile/ instead of writing the whole thing again.
Old 09-05-2008, 12:20 PM   #2
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use colon ( : ) to enter extended mode, then press the up arrow. vim (assuming you are actually using vim not vi) lets you see a history of commands you have run in the past.

Good luck =0)


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