history completion possible?

Bradley Giesbrecht brad at pixilla.com
Wed Feb 17 18:56:15 PST 2010

On Feb 17, 2010, at 6:25 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Feb 17, 2010, at 17:29, Marko Käning wrote:
>> I might be confused right now about the tab history completion.  
>> (Have to check again its exact behaviour on my linux laptop - when  
>> I feel the need to start it up again.) :)
>> BUT, the history completion with page up and down works differently  
>> to what arrow up and down do. The letter just scroll the history,  
>> page up and down search up and down in history for commands which  
>> start with the letters already typed in.
>> Say, I have entered the string "hg ci" in my command line. If I now  
>> use page up, bash will scroll through all my previous "hg ci"  
>> commands. I used this to quickly reuse old message strings, since  
>> page up would e.g. allow to reaccess something like "hg ci -m '-  
>> 12.2.10: account download' ".
> I use the up and down arrow keys for this. By default they go to the  
> previous and next history entry, respectively, irrespective of what  
> you've typed. But I've configured my bash to do as you say, which  
> lets me type, say, "svn" and then press the up arrow to see the  
> previous command that started with "svn". However, I don't remember  
> how I did that (it was years ago) and I can't find anything about it  
> in my bash configuration files, so I'm at a loss.

Possibly something you added to /etc/profile?

// Brad

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