layout: post title: “Bash - Productivity Tricks/Hacks” excerpt: “Bash” tags: [Bash, Linux, Terminal, Console] comments: false – In earlier posts, I have shared my productivity tricks with Emacs and Git. In this post, I will share some of the commonly used shell tricks that have helped me be/stay productive.
Search for a previously run command
history | grep <pattern>
Repeat Last Command
Repeating the most recent command
UP arrow then ENTER
Repeat Last Command Starting With …
Reopen the last file with
vim that contains a long filename which you can’t remember
If you want to be sure that the last command starting with
v is indeed
vim and not
vscode (Ugh) then you can examine to make sure the last
command was OK.
Repeat the Last Command With New Arguments
ls foo ls bar
ls foo !!:0 bar
Repeat Last Arguments With New Command
vim /tmp/foo.txt emacs /tmp/foo.txt
vim /tmp/foo.txt ^vim^emacs
Hold Result Of Command
find . -name "blahblah.txt" # found in here/there/everywhere/blahblah.txt rm here/there/everywhere/blahblah.txt
rm `find . -name "blahblah.txt"` # same as rm $(find . -name "blahblah.txt")
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