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Re: Get the current command line from a function


On Tue 2009-09-15 20:31, Bart Schaefer <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> On Sep 15, 12:19pm, Frank Blendinger wrote:
> }
> } I would like to get the entered command line from a function, just like
> } !!, but at an earlier time. An example:
> } 
> }     foo -x -y | my-func -z
> } 
> } I'd like to get the whole line within my-func, so obviously $0 $* don't
> } work. Is there a way to do that?
> So what you mean is that you want "my-func" to be able to access the
> string "foo -x -y | my-func -z" ?  Or you mean something else, such
> as the contents of the current line of the function body?
> If the former, then in an interactive shell only (so history is active)
> you can do
>     zmodload zsh/parameter
> and then refer to
>     $history[$HISTCMD]
> to get the currently-executing history event.  In the general case,
> though (e.g., in a shell script) it is not possible to do that.

That was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!


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