bash completion

Mauro Grauso maurograuso at
Mon Mar 3 11:17:27 UTC 2008

You don't have to setup anything special just use CTRL+r and type
something. Bash searches in the command history and fills the command.
To search for the next occurrence of your search string use CTRL-r

It's advisable to increase your search history size too. Edit your
.bashrc file (~/.bashrc) and increase the HISTFILESIZE and the
HISTSIZE variables.

eg. add the following to the file:



On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 11:03 AM, Constantinos Maltezos
<pandarsson at> wrote:
> If there are any command line experts here, maybe you can answer a quick
>  question:
>  On my desktop machine, bash allows me to type a partial command, press page up
>  and cycle through the commands in my history that start with what I typed.
>  How do I set up bash so it'll work that way on this machine?
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