Today's article is intentionally short and involves carats!

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Mmm! Carrots!

No, not that kind. The computer kind. The weird looking character that is seldom used and is the result of SHIFT and the number 6 - at least on US keyboards.

Anyhow, you can easily substitute a previous command with the right command by using the carat.


If the format works, I may do more short articles.
 


Why on earth would somebody type all that to fix a typo??

Because it's easier and faster - especially if it's a long and complicated command.

It may not be faster for you. I type quickly. Then again, I don't make many typos. But, if I do, it's handy and worth knowing.
 
Now that is something I can use! I'm constantly making typographical errors.

I realize this is rather arcane for most desktop users, but I believe the carat is referred to as an anchor in regex. We don't see a lot of regexes these days. It's a useful tool for pattern matching, though I haven't spent much time with it in a long, long time.
 
Why on earth would somebody type all that to fix a typo??
For some, who spend a lot of time in the command-line, like me, this will be a good practice to have in my wheelhouse.
 
Hhmmm... should I be the one to tell him it is

carets

?

Carats are a measure of the purity of gold and other precious metals/gems

Cheers

Wiz
 
For some, who spend a lot of time in the command-line, like me, this will be a good practice to have in my wheelhouse.
My opinion is not based on me somehow being a perfect typist (i wonder if there is one...), but somehow when i try the example from the article:


Code:
^uplime^uptime
bash: :s^uplime^uptime: substitution failed

I mean, it would be cool if you could hit the home key, enter "^", and then it substitutes the properly spelled word automatically, but compare these two ways to fix your spelling error:
Carat way:
1. press the home key

2. Press shift

3. Press 6

4. Press end key

5. Press shift

6. Press 6

7. Press u

8. Press p

9. Press t

10. press i

11. press m

12. press e

Arrow keys way:

1. Press left 3 times

4. Press backspace

5. Press t

The arrow key saves you a whole 7 key strokes! You don't have to type out the whole word! It would also just be better to press ctrl+w and retype the whole word:

1. press ctrl

2. press 2

3-8 spell uptime

That saves you a whole 5 steps....

If there's anything that beats using the arrow keys in this scenario, be my guest! In vim, you have an assortment of options for re-spelling a word.
 
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Hhmmm... should I be the one to tell him it is

carets

?

Carats are a measure of the purity of gold and other precious metals/gems

Cheers

Wiz

Darn it.

I'll get it fixed.

Thanks!
 
Sounds like a .... golden opportunity.

LOL

2/3rds of 'pun' is 'P-U'!

I think I typed it properly and Grammarly suggested a change so I blindly followed it because Grammarly is pretty good at this stuff. Well, it's normally pretty good at this stuff.

I'm not really sure. I wrote the article days ago. Due to the weather, I had a bunch of articles written ahead of time and scheduled. So, I don't really recall.

(At this point, I don't even try to remember that sort of thing. I do a whole lot of writing and editing!)

That or it was a simple mistake. That's more probable, actually. Again, I do a whole lot of writing and editing. Mistakes are gonna make it through.
 

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