Clive Menzies on 21/11/05 10:23, wrote:
On (20/11/05 21:41), Ralph Katz wrote:
On 11/20/2005 05:20 PM, Adam Hardy wrote:
I rely on .bash_history alot to remind me what command syntax to use - I
don't scroll back thro the history with the up button, I just grep the
.bash_history file for the command I want to run.
This used to work until recently when I found that the .bash_history had
been transformed into a data file, instead of the ASCII text that I was
I don't know what caused this. But I deleted the file and carried on.
For a while the .bash_history file returned as ASCII text, but now it's
Why not use control-r ? Does exactly that.
From man bash:
Search backward starting at the current line and moving `up'
through the history as necessary. This is an incremental
thanks for the tips about C-r Is there some sort of documentation on
this? I'd like to see how much history it keeps. It's a seperate program
from history, right?
Looks like I might have to make 10 minutes somewhere to find out what
history does from the man page.
Also, does anyone know what is going on with my .bash_history?