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Search back through previous commands

Terminal - Search back through previous commands
Ctrl-R <search-text>
2009-09-20 05:07:31
User: tarkasteve
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Search back through previous commands

Searches backwards through your command-history for the typed text. Repeatedly hitting Ctrl-R will search progressively further. Return invokes the command.

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You can also run 'stty -ixon' and use Ctrl-S to do a forward search (Ctrl-R is a reverse search).

Ctrl-G will bring you back to a blank command line.

Comment by TimeTrap 73 weeks and 3 days ago

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