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Print without executing the last command that starts with...

Terminal - Print without executing the last command that starts with...
^Rssh
2011-10-15 21:25:19
User: never147
0
Print without executing the last command that starts with...

Just hold Ctrl-R and start typing a string (e.g. ssh). The shell will search for that string in the command history. Keep pressing Ctrl-R to cycle through all commands matching pattern. This works in other "sub-shells" too, like a python interactive session.

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Terminal - Alternatives
!ssh:p
2011-10-13 08:37:58
User: acirulli
Tags: bash
15

It happens that sometime you remember that you used a special command short time before and you want to check the command again.

WIth this command you can just put the beginning of a command and then bash will look for you and it will print back safely withou executing

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