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Wow, didn't really expect you to read this far down. The latest iteration of the site is in open beta. It's a gentle open beta-- not in prime-time just yet. It's being hosted over at UpGuard (link) and you are more than welcome to give it a shot. Couple things:
Several times, I find myself hitting my up arrow, and changing the search term. Unfortunately, I find myself wasting too much time typing:
grep kernel /var/log/messages
Redirecting STDIN allows me to put the search term at the end so I less cursor movement to change what I'm searching for:
< /var/log/messages grep kernel
If you're using the emacs keyboard binding, then after you press your up arrow, press CTRL+w to erase the word.
If this has already been submitted, I couldn't find it with the search utility.
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