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From: John Eaton
Subject: history-search-backward
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 1995 22:43:54 -0500

Jerry Lynch <address@hidden> wrote:

: Does octave offer any "history-search-backward" or 
: "history-search-forward"?  In "tcsh", these are listed in the man pages 
: as " EMACS Multi-character and 8 bit bindings " and appear as:
:              "^[N"  or "M-N"          ->  history-search-forward
:              "^[P"  or "M-P"          ->  history-search-backward
: So that if I start to type a command, typing meta-p after typing the 
: first few letters will search backward in the history to the most recent 
: command that also began with those letters.
: Is this possible in octave?

This will work in the next release.  You will also be able to bind
these functions to other keys in your ~/.inputrc file.


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