10 months ago

Search previous typed command on terminal

If you press ctrl+r in the terminal you will activate the reverse-i-search. With it, you can search your whole history for a command. If you type very long commands you or if you don't remember the whole command that you typed you can just press ctrl+r and type the bit you remember, the command that matches will show up.

If you want to search it again all you need to do is press ctrl+r again.


Let's say you used the command git rebase -i Head~2 before, but you don't remember what does after git rebase or you just don't feel like typing the whole thing.

Press ctrl+r and then type git re if git rebase -i Head~2 was the last command that you used, it will be shown. Then just press enter to run the command.

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