Search previous commands from your .bash_history

ctrl + r
This is not actually a command, it's just a keyboard shortchut. But a very useful one.
Sample Output
(reverse-i-search)`':

6
By: sixtus
2009-02-20 13:28:19

What Others Think

This is a SUPER useful shortcut that I use ALL the time. If you increase the size of your history to somthing huge like 2000 or something it makes this all the more powerful. Rarely do I grep my history file anymore - if I remember a fragment of the command, I just CTRL+R and start typing what I remember.
smcpherson · 495 weeks and 3 days ago

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