On Friday 20 May 2005 16:49, Bart Schaefer wrote:
> On May 20, 2:18pm, Francisco Borges wrote:
> } Often I'm in the situation of using say:
> } % locate a-file
> } /usr/share/prog/a-file
> } %
> } Then I want to use the pathname to copy the file.
> I also have
> bindkey -s '\ev' '\e`vi '
> so that ESC-v leaves me with "vi $( ... )" but I don't use that one much
> any more, for some reason.
I have something similar that I use for purposes mentioned in the original posting:
bindkey -s '\ei' '^U\e>`^Y`'
In the example it would work like this:
% locate a-file
% cp [now I go to the history entry I want and press ESC-i]
% cp `locate a-file`
I guess it's not very elegant, since it depends on the default keybindings ^U, ESC-> and ^Y, but I hope it may be of use to someone.