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Re: HOWTO enter Ctrl-S to BASH from console

On Mon, Oct 13, 2003 at 03:02:06PM -0400, Paul Smith wrote:
> Hm.  After reviewing your bug report I'll ask the dumb question: are you
> sure you actually had some history to forward-isearch on?  Your bug
> report sounds to me like exactly what would happen if there were no
> entries forward of your current one in the history that matched what you
> were typing.
> Remember that in the shell your "current" entry is always at the _end_
> of the list, so ^S only makes sense when you have already gone backwards
> (either with ^P or even all the way to the beginning with M-<).
> Under normal circumstances in bash you typically use ^R
> (reverse-isearch) since you're usually at the end of the history.



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