[CentOS] CentOS and Bash History

Kwan Lowe kwan.lowe at gmail.com
Fri Feb 19 21:08:09 UTC 2010

On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 12:30 PM, Robert Spangler
<mlists at zoominternet.net> 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?
You might try doing: bind -P|grep history

Not sure which option it is, but you can try binding each entry until
you find the one that does what you're looking for.

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