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Re: up arrow to repeat command

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: up arrow to repeat command
Date: Wed, 09 May 2007 12:28:18 -0400
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_freak_ wrote:
> I use the up arrow to repeat commands in the bash shell.  One thing I am used
> to from csh is when I have a command I want to repeat that starts with "vi"
> I can type "vi" and then hit "up arrow" and it will repeat all the vi
> commands that I have used.  Bash does not seem to do this or at least I
> can't figure out how to make it do it.  Any tips?

Bind "history-search-backward" to the key sequence output by the up
arrow key.  If you want to do it from vi insert mode, make sure you
bind it in vi-insertion-keymap (if doing it from your inputrc, use
`set keymap vi-insert') or use the `-m vi-insert' option to the bash
bind builtin.

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