>> Something that I have been wondering about (but too lazy to
>> investigate): The real KSH has an 'r' command to repeat the last command, or
>> the nth previous command, much like ! in csh. You can also say 'r ls' to
>> repeat the last 'ls' command, etc. But it seems that bash doesn't
>> even though it is supposed to be a KSH clone.
BC> Bash is *not* a KSH clone. It guarantees to support Bourne,
BC> not Korn shell, constructs, as well as providing bits and
BC> pieces from a lot of different shells. Thus, it has *some*
BC> things from the Korn shell, but not all. It also supports
BC> some C-shell stuff, including the "!" semantics. It's a bit
BC> of a mish-mash, really.
if you want better ksh capability, and also the best interactive
features, you should use zsh. (It also has the r command).
( o.o ) Peter Mutsaers | Abcoude (Utrecht), | Trust me, I know