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"CARROTS ARE GOOD FOR YOU" - Ülkü SAYILAN - (2005-02-01 15:29:20)   [5330]



Most often when we try to execute a command at the shell we do
some mistakes like missing out a char or misspelling it.
Here is a easy way of correcting the mistake without having
to type the entire command again!.

In the below command "name" has been misspelled as "naem"

$ find . -naem "*.txt" -print
find: invalid predicate `-naem'

The above command would be valid if we replace "em" (in naem)
to "me"( to have name ). Use carrots to make this change

$ ^em^me^
find . -name "*.txt" -print

This technique works well with bash and csh.

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