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Re: history list for Ctrl-exc-?, Ctrl-esc-/, Ctrl-]

From: Chris Jones
Subject: Re: history list for Ctrl-exc-?, Ctrl-esc-/, Ctrl-]
Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 14:01:19 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 12:21:56PM EDT, Sadrul Habib Chowdhury wrote:
> * Edward Peschko had this to say on [20 May 2009, 16:11:54 -0700]:
> > All,
> > 
> > I was wondering if anyone had plans for adding a history list for the
> > ctrl-esc-?,/, ]  commands listed above..
> > 
> > Basically, I want to be able to say:
> > 
> > Ctrl-esc-? a
> > 
> > and then use the arrow keys to scroll up and down the screen history
> > based off of commands that start with 'a'..
> > 
> > Likewise with, / and with ] - in fact their should be a fourth command
> > - 'ctrl-esc->' which pastes based off of a buffer..
> > 
> > How easy would it be to add this? I see that the hooks are there - ie:
> > when you type Ctrl-esc-? and then hit the arrow key, you go up to the
> > last typed command..
> In the development code, we allow cycling through the history of commands
> using the standard bindings (up/down arrow keys, ^p ^n etc.). We do not,
> however, have any mechanism to search through the command history (e.g.
> the commands that start with 'a'). It may not be too difficult to
> implement. Is this kind of 'cycling through the command history that start
> with a certain sequence' feature available in some application?

vim in "command-line" mode.

:set + <Up> will select the ":set" commands



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