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Linux in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition by Aaron Weber, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever

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Name

!

Synopsis

[address] !
                  command
               

Execute Linux command in a shell. If address is specified, apply the lines contained in address as standard input to command, and replace the lines with the output.

Examples

                  !ls               
                  List files in the current directory
:11,20!sort -f     
                  Sort lines 11-20 of current file

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