"If you spend any length of time in the shell, chances are
you’ve typed the same commands over and over. It’s
usually not anything you can necessarily script as the commands may
vary slightly on each invocation, but there are certain commands
that can be used often with a little variation on each call.
"Usually these commands are scripts themselves and the arguments
passed to them will change over time or with what you are working
"History searching is handy in these cases. By default, the zsh
shell will respond to the [Ctrl]-R key sequence to search through
the history based on what you type in. With repeated [Ctrl]-R keys,
searching continues backwards for any shell commands that match.
Unfortunately, on many terminals, [Ctrl]-S which should do forward
searching, does not work so if you accidentally hit [Ctrl]-R one
too many times, you’re stuck having to abort and do it over
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