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By defining a function "gh" as shown here, it saves me typing "history | grep" every time I need to search my shell history because now I only have to type "gh".
A nifty time saver :-)
You can also add the "gh" function definition to your .bashrc so it is defined each time you login.
(updated 2015_01_29: changed from hg to gh to avoid clash with that other hg command.
mnemonic: gh = grep history)
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