I've noticed my navigation of my own command-line is rather clunky, e.g. for a command like:
% someCommand.pl --foo 123 --bar 456 --foobar 789
My cursor begins on the "9" and I want to move it to just after the "3". I currently do a rather dumb combination of jumping to the beginning of words, then the end of the word.
I'd rather just to a "jump-to-this-specific-character" command. Does emacs have this command? Is there a shorter key sequence to get me where I want?
The problem with doing a ctrl-s incremental search is:
- I have to explicitly hit "esc" to get out of the search mode
- If I overshoot the search, I end up searching older commands in my command-line history, which I don't want. I simply want to quickly jump around in the current command.
Am I over-thinking this?