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Re: "Alt ." to repeat last part of a command

On Fri, 23 Apr 2010 11:27:35 +0200
Vincent Lefevre <vincent@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 2010-04-23 09:14:24 +0000, Carlo Trimarchi wrote:
> > how can I use the "Alt ." combination to repeat the last part of a
> > command?
> I suppose you meant "Esc ." (Alt combinations don't make sense in
> a terminal, they are translated to something else, e.g. by Esc).

It depends a bit on the terminal... some turn "Alt ." into "Esc .", other pass
through "." with the 8th bit set.  If the latter is happening you'd need to
use "bindkey -m" to apply the appropriate definitions, which means you
can't use non-ASCII characters from the keyboard (this consequently
produces a warning nowadays).  A better option might be to investigate
whether your terminal can convert the "Alt . input" into "Esc ."

> > When I used bash I used a lot this.
> > Or, maybe, is there any other combination in zsh to do the same
> > thing?
> It should work in zsh:
> ypig% bindkey '^[.'
> "^[." insert-last-word

Unless you're in vi mode, in which case you can just bind it in the obvious

bindkey -M viins '\e.' insert-last-word

This would mean there's a delay when you hit Esc to go to command mode,
because the shell needs to decide whether there's a "." next or not.


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