I have noticed that ctrl+r in gnome-terminal 2.22.1 in ubuntu-8.04 gives "reverse-i-search" (useful to search string in command history)
but ctrl+s does not give forward search (will be useful if we have drifted to some older command using ctrl+r ).
I found that ctrl+s is meant to pause screen.
I cam to know of 'bind' command but found no man page.
Can you help ?
How can I associate a shortcut (say ctrl+a) to search forward in history?
bind: usage: bind [-lpvsPVS] [-m keymap] [-f filename] [-q name] [-u name] [-r keyseq] [-x keyseq:shell-command] [keyseq:readline-function or readline-command]