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Re: [Help-bash] Asking about feature: repeat last autocompletion.

From: Andy Chu
Subject: Re: [Help-bash] Asking about feature: repeat last autocompletion.
Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2019 10:39:53 -0700

Have you tried history substitution?

$ echo 'a b' 'c d' 'e f'
a b c d e f

Retrieve a numbered word from the last command line:

$ echo !!:2 !!:1
echo 'c d' 'a b'
c d a b

Although I suppose it wouldn't surprise me if there were issue
relating to picking the correct word out and accounting for Unicode...


On Mon, Jul 8, 2019 at 10:19 AM David Weeks <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm wondering if there is a bash feature that will repeat the last
> autocompleted field.  I've been having to rename some file names
> manually, due to absurd control and unicode characters, and use
> autocomplete to enter the majority of the filename.  If we had a feature
> that would repeat the last autocompleted entry, I would not have to type
> the same thing twice.
> These filenames can be long, and they are full of troublesome
> characters, like unicode, which I cannot type without knowing the code
> point(s), so repeating the name, I then fix the "naughty bits."
> If there isn't such a feature, I'll submit a bug/request for it. It
> would be a real time saver to have a way to repeat the last
> autocompleted entry, without retyping it.
> Thank you in advance.
> David Weeks
> Information Developer
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> Making technology useful.

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