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Re: Bug in history using ctl-r

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: Bug in history using ctl-r
Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2005 10:41:03 -0600
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Leonard Bradfield wrote:
> In user mode ($>):
>       mount /cdrom
>       ... (do some stuff)
>       umount /cdrom
>       ...
>       ^r m
> Instead of finding "mount /cdrom" it finds "umount /cdrom" and
> leaves the cursor blinking on the "m" of cdrom.
> Hmmm.....

Your history contains both commands.  One command is a substring of
the other command.  The search command bound to control-r is not
anchored at the start of the line.  Therefore it locates the substring
in other commands.

When using 'reverse-search-history' which is an incremental search
feature you should at the point that you have been placed at the later
command select control-r again and push to the next previous history
item.  In this case it would be ^r m ^r and you would be located on
the desired history item.


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