Save previously executed command in a text file


fc – Display or execute commands from the history list.

If you want to save a complex one liner command that you written to text file fc is use full. This is one of application of fc command.


Lets say we are executing a one liner(command) as shown below

$ find | grep “cli-” -i | grep jar

To save above command in a text file just run fc command.

$ fc

It will open a text file with vi editor and adds above command to that file. By default it wont saved, we need to save and exit.



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