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The yank-last-arg ("_") command and comments


From: Thomas Mellman
Subject: The yank-last-arg ("_") command and comments
Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2006 13:11:17 +0200
User-agent: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.2 (X11/20050317)

A recent new version of bash has changed the behavior of the
yank-last-arg command ("_").  Is there a way to revert to the old behavior?

Now, it no longer does so for comment lines.

i.e. yank the last arg.

A very frequent thing that happens to me is that I discover
after typing in a command line that the object of the command hasn't
been properly readied.

For example, I want to put a file somewhere, and then remember
that the subdirectory hasn't been created yet.  The yank-last-arg command
is very useful in combination with the insert-comment command:

I just hit "#" to turn the command into a comment,
and then enter the necessary command and hit <f1>
(i.e.  XTerm ...   <Key> F1: string(0x1b) string("_") \n\ ...)

mkdir <f1>

then I can bring back the commented-out line, x-out the comment character,
and rerun it with just a very few key-presses.

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