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Re: up arrow to repeat command

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: up arrow to repeat command
Date: Wed, 9 May 2007 22:41:11 -0600
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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?

You are probably talking about tcsh and not csh.  That behavior is not
provided by csh.  But I can't even recreate that behavior in tcsh at
this point either.  (I just tried.)

In bash if you are editing the command line in the default emacs
editing mode then C-r will invoke reverse-search-history.  Doing what
you are asking can be easily done with the following commands.

  C-r vi C-r C-r C-r ...repeat as desired...

Not being a user of the vi editing mode I do no know if the same is
possible using the vi commands.  What I do know about vi mode is that
ESC / will invoke the search history.  Typing the following is

  ESC / vi ENTER
  ...repeat as desired...


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