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Repeating Commands in Bash

Dec 04, 2009, 16:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Whether you page back through your history with repetitions of up arrow presses or reuse commands by typing an exclamation point followed by the first few letters of the previously entered command, you can work faster and feel less annoyed by these useful time saving features of the Unix shell.

"Bash, however, has a feature called "history mode" that takes your reuse of previously entered commands to new heights. You enter history mode by typing ^r (hold control key and press the letter "r"). You will see something like this:


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