lfold

A blog about software engineering, C++, functional programming, and related topics.
By Hannes Rantzsch

TIL ctrl-x ctrl-e


Today I leared about ctrl-x ctrl-e. Press it while on the command line to write a (complex) command in your $EDITOR. After you are done editing the command you'll be brought back to the command line with the command you just wrote ready to be fired.

A similar functionality is offered by fc. With fc you can edit and run commands from your history.

By the way, commandlinefu has more command line tricks worth checking out.