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Old 07-29-2003, 09:32 AM   #1
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Command Question

Quick question: Is there a command for repeating a command after executing the command (ex., the F3 key in Windows/DOS)? I haven't found this listed yet in my Linux books. Thanks!
Old 07-29-2003, 09:38 AM   #2
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up arrows will take you through the last commands in bash history.

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Old 07-29-2003, 09:59 AM   #3
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the command

or you can cycle through your previous commands with the up arrow ...

the !!<return> you could program into your .inputrc file so that pressing F3 will cause the command to be issued.

should look something like
"\e[[C": previous-history

(I think)
Old 07-29-2003, 04:34 PM   #4
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Whatever suits your style the best, but here's a suggestion.

alias r='fc -e - '
Now r<Enter> would repeat the last command. r man<Enter> would bring up the last command that starts with man etc..

Apart from the one above, I also use..

set -o vi
Now you can navigate up/down/edit commands by presing ESC followed by j,k etc. Seach using ESC / etc.. Recommended only if you're a vi freak.


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