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Re: .bash_history

On Monday 21 November 2005 06:07 pm, Adam Hardy wrote:
> Roberto C. Sanchez on 21/11/05 22:30, wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 21, 2005 at 10:00:33PM +0000, Adam Hardy wrote:
> >>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?
> >
> >        HISTSIZE
> >               The number of commands to remember in the command  history 
> > (see HISTORY below).  The default value is 500.
> >
> > [...]
> >
> >        To  find  other matching entries in the history list, type
> > Control-S or Control-R as appropriate.  

ctrl-s will suspend your term in some cases. ctrl-q is your friend.

> > This will search backward or 
> > forward in  the history  for  the  next  entry matching the search string
> > typed so far. Any other key sequence bound to a readline command will 
> > terminate  the search  and  execute that command.  For instance, a
> > newline will termi- nate the search and accept the line, thereby
> > executing the command from the history list.
> OK thanks.

by default the keybindings are from emacs -- helpful if you use emacs. can be 
changed to work like the keystrokes in vi. read the section 'READLINE' in 
'man bash'.

> I assume that my .bash_history gets converted to binary at some point by
> bash. I can see that bash is using .bash_history now, but it's not clear
> why the file should become binary on my system.
> Adam


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