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Toland Hon

Seattle, WA
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Posted to The single most useful thing in bash over 1 year ago

I already have the show-all-if-ambiguous and completion-ignore-case enabled in my input.rc and ctrl+r takes benefit of that.

One thing ctrl+r does differently is that you can search in the middle of your command (and not just the beginning), which I find more useful.

For example, I have way too many commands that start with cd, but if I use ctrl+r and type in the unique part of the filepath that I want, it jumps straight to the command I'm looking for.

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