Unix Tip #4547- August 23, 2017


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EDIT A LOST FILE


Forget where you put your files?

Rather than specifying an absolute pathname,
use command substitution instead.

Instead of:

% vi /usr/local/bin/foo

Try:

% vi `which foo`

NOTE: files must be in your path for "which" to find them.

This tip generously supported by: thockin@ais.net

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