[kwlug-disc] command prompt history

John Van Ostrand john at netdirect.ca
Tue Mar 16 12:26:12 EDT 2010


Or a makefile.

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Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] command prompt history

For repetitive tasks nothing like a script.

Once you write your commands once, you can :
1. open ~\.bash_history and copy the commands to another file.
2. substitute whatever needs to be a parameter
3. save the file
4. chmod +r myscript.sh
5. execute the script using the parameters

Raul Suarez

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--- On Tue, 3/16/10, Insurance Squared Inc. <gcooke at insurancesquared.com> 
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> From: Insurance Squared Inc. <gcooke at insurancesquared.com>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] command prompt history
> To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Received: Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 8:45 AM
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> I've been doing the Ctrl-R thing yesterday and
> today.  That's totally
> what I was looking for and a huge timesaver.  I seem
> to do so much
> repetitive repetitive stuff, typing lengthy commands is a
> pain.
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> Test/upload/test/upload is one example - I might do that 20
> times in an
> hour, with the same 3-4 commands.
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> Raul Suarez wrote:
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>   If you are at the command line you can type Ctrl-R
> and start typing the command. It will do a reverse search.
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> Another way I use is to open the ~\.bash_history file
> which contains the list of commands.
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> Raul Suarez
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> Technology consultant
> Software, Hardware and Practices
> _________________
> http://rarsa.blogspot.com/
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> An eclectic collection of random thoughts
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> --- On Mon, 3/15/10, Insurance Squared Inc. <gcooke at insurancesquared.com>
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>     From: Insurance Squared Inc. <gcooke at insurancesquared.com>
> Subject: [kwlug-disc] command prompt history
> To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Received: Monday, March 15, 2010, 2:27 PM
> What's the command to browse your
> command line history, based on the first letter of the
> command?
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> i.e. I'm at a command prompt and want to get the last
> 'mysql' command I typed in.
> I know it's possible, I don't even know what the
> heck I'd
> google :).
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