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Re: bash history

On Mon, 15 Nov 2010 11:33:57 -0700, Bob wrote in message 

> Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> > Bob wrote in message 
> > > Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> > > > ..from grep --help |less: ;o)
> > > >  -i, --ignore-case         ignore case distinctions
> > > 
> > > That is a grep option.  It doesn't apply to bash's history search.
> > 
> > ..correct, that's _why_ we use such grep pipes instead. ;o)
> Uhm...  You can't use grep to substitute for bash's Control-r
> function.  You have completely misunderstood the question!  Let me add
> some more lengthy explanation to clarify the operation.
>        reverse-search-history (C-r)
>               Search backward starting at the current line and moving
>               `up' through the history as necessary.  This is an
>               incremental search.
> That is the emacs mode key which is almost the same as ESC-/ in vi
> editing mode.  It searches through your command history and recalls
> matching commands to the command line.  You can then edit the command
> and press Enter which then executes the command line.  This is the
> WYSIWYG command line editing replacement for the old csh's ! history
> substitution mechanism.[1]

..ah.  I developed my bad pipe laying habits years before 
installing radiance and leptonica-progs, both debs includes 
a program named with the same annoying 5 first letters. ;o)

..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;o)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
  Scenarios always come in sets of three: 
  best case, worst case, and just in case.

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