Re: Re can't the shell do a better job
From: cga (cga2001_at_softhome.net)
To: email@example.com Date: Sat, 01 Jan 2005 22:53:48 -0500
Steve Lamb wrote:
> Gayle Lee Fairless wrote:
>> Maurits van Rees <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> Somewhat related: with CONTROL-R you can search backwards in your
>>> history when on the command line. It can be quite a time saver. I
>>> think that's only when you're in emacs-compatible mode.
>> This is a feature of bash. Someone with more knowledge of the various
>> shells could probably elaborate more on this topic.
> Well, in the one true shell, zsh, ESC-P and ESC-N will go backwards
> and forwards in the history respectively. It will even take the current
> line as a filter so "ls" followed by multiple ESC-P will bring up my
> previous ls commands.
> I always get hung up with that in bash since ESC-P does something
> completely different there. Brings up a colon for some reason. To me
> it means, "You're not using zsh, stupid, run chsh!" :)
bash uses Ctrl-P and Ctrl-N.. in emacs editing mode that is..
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