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Re: ESC . vs. ^R, ^P again


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: ESC . vs. ^R, ^P again
Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2008 14:10:57 -0500
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address@hidden wrote:
> As there years pass I use ESC . daily hoping that it will get the last
> chunk of the previous line on my screen, despite any ^P's or ^R's I
> might have done.
> 
> Never have I wanted it to consider those ^P's and ^R's.

Since there are two key sequences pre-bound to yank-last-arg, why not
create a macro that first performs M-> (to take you to the end of the
history), then invokes M-_ to yank the last argument of the last
command?

Something like

"\M-.":"\M->\M-_"

would probably get you started.  The macro facility offers you a lot
of flexibility.

Chet

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