Unix: Command history search


In a Unix Bash shell we can scroll through previous commands by using the up and down arrow keys, but we can also search for previous commands. I keep forgetting how, so time to write it down 😛


Start a command search
Run the command directly

Ctrl+e or Ctrl+a

Exit search and jump to the end or beginning of command.


Exit search and move through command as usual


Remove everything after the current cursor position and to the end of the command