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

From: Sitaram Chamarty
Subject: Re: "alt-period" (alt-.) when previous command was backgrounded with &
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 14:01:22 +0530

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 6:08 AM, Chet Ramey <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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.

ok thanks; I suspected as much (that this was working as intended, and
the situation I brought up was an edge case) but appreciate the

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