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Old 09-29-2011
search history without result running automatically


I want to search the history of commands.
for the last use of eg.$ service httpd reload

$history = brings up the full list
$!serv = runs service httpd reload, if thast was the last command used with the string
$!?serv? = does the same as above

I do not want to run the command automatically, just bring up the best fit match to , for example, the string "serv". Then I want to choose whether to hit enter and run, or not.

I thought there was a keyboard shortcut to search history? but can't remember...
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Old 09-30-2011
ctrl + r
and type the keyword. It will auto list your history commands
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