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Old 09-23-2009
Copy a command string from the command line

How can we copy a command string from a previous command line and paste it into the cursor position on the current command line? I know that ^c will not work as the shell will interpret as an interrupt signal.

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Old 09-23-2009
This is specific to your terminal emulator. If you are using the Gnome Terminal Emulator, you can use SHIFT+CTRL+C to copy and SHIFT+CTRL+V to paste.

EDIT: As noted above, if you are simply trying to repeat a command, hitting the up arrow key is the best method of doing this.
 

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