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RE: editing previous command in the *shell* buffer

From: Doug Lewan
Subject: RE: editing previous command in the *shell* buffer
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:18:40 +0000

> -----Original Message-----
> On
> Behalf Of cplum987
> Subject: editing previous command in the *shell* buffer
> How can I do one or both of the following:
> (1) Find a previous command in the *shell* buffer via search C-s, and
> have pressing enter insert the command as the current command, but
> without execution. This would allow me to edit the command before
> executing it, but not have to modify the command as it previously
> exists in the *shell* buffer.

I agree. This is a bit of a hole. I copy and paste and edit all the time.
It doesn't seem like it would be too hard to build, 
but it's probably too little to bother getting permission from my employer
to give away. :(

> (2) type the first part of the command, and have M-p search for the
> previous occurrence of the command that starts with the same pattern
> I've typed in. This is an xemacs feature I sorely miss.  C-s just isn't
> the same. If often finds all sorts of other cruft you have to skip
> over.

This sounds like it would be a good addition. I use M-/ to do such a thing,
but that does get a little tedious.
Does the xemacs lisp port to GNU emacs?

> thanks,
> Chris
[Doug Lewan] 

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