From: Maurits van Rees <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Somewhat related: with CONTROL-R you can search backwards in your history when on the command line. It can be quite a time saver. I think that's only when you're in emacs-compatible mode.
This is a feature of bash. Someone with more knowledge of the various shells could probably elaborate more on this topic.
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