I’m probably late to the party on this one.
I was working with someone the other day on a problem over a video call and sharing my screen on a Linux box.
They watched as I did what I do often and Grep’ed through my command history to find a command I’d run before but couldn’t remember the specifics of off the top of my head.
Something like this:
Then the person I was working with told me to try pressing Control + R and typing the start of what I was looking for.
My head exploded.
From here you can search through your command history and scroll between matching entries,
I cannot believe it’s taken me this long to learn!
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