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Discussion on: Bash Quick Tips

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Jean-Philippe Chateau

Hi! Instead of creating an alias to go in the directory you just created, I suggest using !$ to recall the last argument. Although it does not save a command, it avoids retyping.

$ mkdir my_directory
$ cd !$

Btw, nice article. Thank you for the tips!

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Jordan Kicklighter Author

Thank you! I knew there was a way to use the previous arg, but I couldn't remember it when I was writing (I guess I could've looked it up 😅). So thanks for the tip!

I do still like that mkc is shorter than even mkdir because I'm just that lazy.

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Georgi Tenev

Isn't @ the arg received? $_ is the previous arg if I'm not mistaken