Bash Incremental History Search / Autocomplete
Published: 26-06-2013 | Author: Remy van Elst | Text only version of this article
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This little snippet for your .bashrc or your .inputrc changes the Up/Down arrow behavior to autocomplete what is already typed instead of just go back in history.
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Normally when you press Up in Bash you get the previous command. With these
lines that is changed. If you typed
vim filename, then
top and then again
vim and pres up, it will autocomplete to
vim filename instead of go back to
Either in your
bind '"\e[A": history-search-backward' bind '"\e[B": history-search-forward'
Or in your
Tags: autocomplete , bash , bashrc , inputrc , shell , snippets
"\e[A": history-search-backward "\e[B": history-search-forward