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Re: Re can't the shell do a better job

On Sat, Jan 01, 2005 at 10:01:02AM -0800, Steve Lamb wrote:
>     Well, in the one true shell, zsh, ESC-P and ESC-N will go backwards and 
> forwards in the history respectively.  It will even take the current line 
> as a filter so "ls" followed by multiple ESC-P will bring up my previous ls 
> commands.
>     I always get hung up with that in bash since ESC-P does something 
> completely different there.  Brings up a colon for some reason.  To me it 
> means, "You're not using zsh, stupid, run chsh!"  :)

I always thought it meant add the following lines to ~/.inputrc :-)

"\M-p": history-search-backward
"\M-n": history-search-forward

 .''`.  Jason Chambers <chambersj@thingy.org.uk> 
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