How bash shell may emulate Dos F8 or F7 history search
Posted on 2004-04-30
i'm quite a newbye of Linux OS. I used to work with MS Windows and the relative Dos shell.
On Linux I really miss a very interesting Dos shell feature. Infact, under Dos, it is possible to write the first word(s) of a command and then press the F8 key, to search against the command history and find the last typed command beginning with that word(s).
For example, suppose that in my Dos session I type the following commands:
rename c:\test\renameme.txt c:\test\newname.txt
Now if I want to type again the command "format a:" it is only necessary to type:
and then press F8 on my keyboard to complete the sentence. I don't have to search the history by moving with the arrows on my keyboard.
Pressing F7 on a Dos prompt I can see a menu with the last typed commands, from which i can choose.
Does anyone know how to implement these features in Linux? Especially the first one (F8)?