Re: Re can't the shell do a better job
Steve Lamb wrote:
Gayle Lee Fairless wrote:
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.
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!" :)
bash uses Ctrl-P and Ctrl-N.. in emacs editing mode that is..