bash is there any way to expand a relative path into an absolute path, perhaps with tab completion?
I ask because sometimes I will search for a file, find it, then
cd /etc cd apache2 cd sites-available vim 000-default
Then I will do some other things and change directories:
cd /tmp ls cd ~ ls
Then I'll find that I need to edit the same file again, but it is not possible to use
history, (or history search), because the file path is relative.
If I know I'm going to be reusing a file a lot, after I find it I will grab the full path using something like
$ realpath 000-default /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default (copy and paste path into next command:) $ vi /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default
This still requires copying and pasting. I believe there should be an easier way to get a file's full path into my history. What options do I have?
I believe that I have (accidentally) pressed some key combination before that expanded a relative path into a full path. I know in bash you can type:
cd /etc ls bash_*(control+x *)
ls bash.bashrc bash_completion bash_completion.d
So is there a way I can expand a relative path into an absolute path, so that I can save operations on a file in my history with that file's full path?