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Press ctrl+r in a bash shell and type a few letters of a previous command

Terminal - Press ctrl+r in a bash shell and type a few letters of a previous command
^r in bash begins a reverse-search-history with command completion
2009-02-19 18:17:54
User: abcde
Functions: bash command
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Press ctrl+r in a bash shell and type a few letters of a previous command

In the sample output, I pressed ctrl+r and typed the letters las. I can't imagine how much typing this has saved me.

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Keep pressing ^r to continue pattern matching backwards through your history.

Comment by atoponce 265 weeks ago

And ^s to go forward in history.

Comment by Ammar 190 weeks and 4 days ago

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