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Re: HOWTO enter Ctrl-S to BASH from console

%% csj <csj@zapo.net> writes:

  >> In order to search command history in BASH, I can use Ctrl-R
  >> (reverse incremental search) but so far am unsuccessful in using
  >> Ctrl-S (normal incremental search).

Your terminal is set for terminal flow control.  "Old" terminals allowed
you to halt the output to the terminal with CTRL-S and restart it with
CTRL-Q.  You can use stty to check this:

  $ stty -a
  eol2 = <undef>; start = ^Q; stop = ^S; susp = ^Z; rprnt = ^R; werase = ^W;
    ...                   ^^         ^^

Then you can disable it:

  $ stty start undef susp undef

If that solves your problem, put that command in your .bash_profile or
.bashrc or whatever.

  c> Why don't you try tcsh?



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