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Use the page up key to complete the command.

Terminal - Use the page up key to complete the command.
echo "\"\e[5~\": history-search-backward" >> ~/.inputrc
2009-03-10 15:32:52
User: silbermm
Functions: echo
Use the page up key to complete the command.

What this does is, if I type ?ssh ? then hit the page-up key, it will complete the line to the last time in my history file that I typed ssh. Hitting page up again will go to the 2nd to last time I typed it. Incredibly handy if you ever type the same commands more than once.

credit goes to http://www.sharms.org/blog/2009/03/10/make-your-bash-shell-cool-again/

echo "\"\e[6~\": history-search-forward" >> ~/.inputrc


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Why not just use control r?

Comment by ozymandias 404 weeks and 3 days ago

I tried this on a Solaris and a Red Hat box and I didn't need to place the search string between question marks, I just started typing and then used the PageUp key.

I might be mistaken but all CTRL-R does is retrieve the first command that matches the search, it will not allow you to find additional recent commands that match the search.

Comment by unixmonkey2194 404 weeks and 3 days ago

absoluteley awesome. CTRL+R sucks.

Comment by TheBunman 404 weeks and 2 days ago

If you repeat pressing CTRL+R you will be getting next 'previous' matching command ... the only difference I can see is that you have to press first and type after that with CTRL+R and with PgUP you are searching for string already written as a pattern

Comment by alcik 404 weeks and 2 days ago

@TheBunman: ctrl-r does not suck. you should take some time to learn how to use it. pressing ctrl-r will take you to the first match. each additional ctrl-r press will continue to search up through your history, finding matches. it's unfortunate that you aren't willing to learn your shell.

Comment by atoponce 404 weeks and 2 days ago


Glad you are on this site. seems you have *much* to learn.

Comment by ozymandias 404 weeks and 2 days ago

Your point of view

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