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Search previous commands from your .bash_history

Terminal - Search previous commands from your .bash_history
ctrl + r
2009-02-20 13:28:19
User: sixtus
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Search previous commands from your .bash_history

This is not actually a command, it's just a keyboard shortchut. But a very useful one.

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This is a SUPER useful shortcut that I use ALL the time.

If you increase the size of your history to somthing huge like 2000 or something it makes this all the more powerful. Rarely do I grep my history file anymore - if I remember a fragment of the command, I just CTRL+R and start typing what I remember.

Comment by smcpherson 278 weeks and 5 days ago

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