10

Is there any way to map leader-r to repeat last command sent to bash?

For example, when working with C files I would like to compile and run program from vim without typing :!make or gcc.

I know I can bind specific command to the key but it won't work for other types of files.

9

The :!! command repeats the last :!{cmd}. It's even available in venerable ol' vi.

1

Edit: Ingo Karkat's answer is much better. ... I would delete this post if it wasn't accepted (which means I can't).

Here's one solution. It only searches the last 100 commands, obviously, you could change this number (History indexing starts at -1, which is the last command you typed, so the lower the number, the further is searched).

fun! LastCommand()
        let l:i = -1
        while l:i > -100
                let l:cmd = histget("cmd", l:i)
                if strpart(l:cmd, 0, 1) == "!"
                        let l:i = 1
                        execute l:cmd
                        break
                endif
                let l:i -= 1
        endwhile

        if l:i < 1 | echoerr "No command found" | endif
endfun
nnoremap <Leader>r :call LastCommand()<CR>
  • I'd rather not delete this since if I do, that will leave a question unanswered. I have upvoted Ingo's answer which now has more votes than yours. Given the disclaimer you have added, deletion seems a bit harsh. You never know who might find this useful. If you feel so strongly about it, leave a comment to the OP asking them to accept Ingo's answer instead. Then, if you still wish to, you can delete yours. – terdon Mar 10 '15 at 22:50

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.