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Title : Bash Incremental History Search / Autocomplete
Author : Remy van Elst
Date : 26-06-2013
URL : https://raymii.org/s/snippets/Bash_-_Incremental_History_Search_Autocomplete.html
Format : Markdown/HTML
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
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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 `.bashrc`:
bind '"\e[A": history-search-backward'
bind '"\e[B": history-search-forward'
Or in your `.inputrc`:
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