[CentOS] CentOS and Bash History

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Fri Feb 19 17:42:48 UTC 2010

On 2/19/2010 11:30 AM, Robert Spangler wrote:
> Hi,
> I was wondering if bash or inputrc has changed form CentOS v4 to CentOS v5?
> Reason I ask is at the bash cli I can type, for example 'su' and then with
> the up and down arrows I can scroll through my history and will only see the
> commands that begin with 'su'.  In CentOS 5 this isn't the case.
> I have added some code to my inputrc file to make this work in CentOS 4 as
> follows:
> # Search History for previous used commands
> "\M-[A":history-search-backward
> "\M-[B":history-search-forward
> "\M-[C":forward-char
> "\M-[D":backward-char
> And this works well in CentOS 4 but I cannot get it to work in CentOS 5.
> Anyone know why or what I have to change?

I usually just hit ctl-R for the reverse-i-search function.  It's a 
little annoying for people who don't use emacs, but it works.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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