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A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux®, Fourth Edition by Mark G. Sobell

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The history mechanism, a feature adapted from the C Shell, maintains a list of recently issued command lines, called events, that provides a quick way to reexecute any events in the list. This mechanism also enables you to edit and then execute previous commands and to reuse arguments from them. You can use the history list to replicate complicated commands and arguments that you used previously and to enter a series of commands that differ from one another in minor ways. The history list also serves as a record of what you have done. It can prove helpful when you have made a mistake and are not sure what you did or when you want to keep ...

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