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Re: "alt-period" (alt-.) when previous command was backgrounded with &

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: "alt-period" (alt-.) when previous command was backgrounded with &
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2009 20:38:36 -0400
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Sitaram Chamarty wrote:
> Hello,
> When the previous command was backgrounded (say "gvim
> filename.c &") and then you try some other command using
> Alt-., it expands to "&" and not "filename.c".
> Is this considered a bug?  Or correct behaviour that just
> happens to be not useful in this specific case?

M-. uses the last word from the previous line.  If that happens to
be `&', that's what it uses.

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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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