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Old 03-04-2009, 10:04 PM   #1
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reverse incremental search - reverting to original commandline


to begin searching history via reverse incremental search i hit control-r.

sometimes, i wish to discard the search and revert to the commandline as it was before beginning the search.

are there key combinations to do this?

Old 03-04-2009, 11:08 PM   #2
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One way to get yourself back to the command line (and discontinue your reverse incremental search) is simply: Ctrl + c.
Old 03-05-2009, 08:46 AM   #3
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another key combo to achieve same result is:


or for purists


this combo navigates to the last entry of the history stack and exits incremental search mode.

other key combinations for the history stack may be applicable for incremental search. i haven't check these.



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