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Re: editing previous command in the *shell* buffer

From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: editing previous command in the *shell* buffer
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:29:58 -0400
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In article <address@hidden>,
 address@hidden wrote:

> On Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 10:10:22 AM UTC-7, HASM wrote:
> > 
> > > 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.
> > 
> > Doesn't M-r work for you?
> >   M-r runs the command comint-history-isearch-backward-regexp,
> > -- HASM
> [BTW, I meant C-r, not C-s. My brain can never recall why my fingers type.]
> M-r seems to be a step in the right direction. However, you don't know what 
> command line it will grab until after you press <RET>. As an example, I just 
> tried  "M-r cd<RET>". It found a command with "CD" in the middle of it. I 
> wanted the one that started with "cd".

The parameter is a regular expression, so use "^cd" to find a command 
that begins with "cd".

Barry Margolin, address@hidden
Arlington, MA
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