OT: unix newbie questions

Inyeol Lee inyeol.lee at siliconimage.com
Mon Mar 27 23:51:22 CEST 2006


On Sat, Mar 25, 2006 at 03:45:56AM -0800, Gerard Flanagan wrote:
[...]
> * If I want to do :
> 
>             mv mypackage-1.0.2.tar.gz subdir/mypackage-1.0.2.tar.gz
> 
>   then tab-completion gives me the first occurrence of the file, but I
> have to type the second  occurrence - is there a way of not having to
> type it?

In this specific case you don't need second filename.

    mv mypackage-1.0.2.tar.gz subdir/

is enough. If you need filename for some reason, use this.

    mv mypackage-1.0.2.tar.gz subdir/mypackage-1.0.2.tar.gz.backup

    => 

    mv mypackage-1.0.2.tar.gz subdir/!#:1.backup

This works for both bash and (t)csh.


--Inyeol



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