auto complete history

Thorsten Kampe
Mon May 12 07:19:00 GMT 2008

* Robert Bram (Sun, 11 May 2008 11:05:38 +1000)
> In a previous installation of Cygwin, I had 'history auto complete' in
> so far as I could type a letter, press the up key and the prompt would
> cycle through the most recent entries in history whose first letter
> matches the letter I typed. On my newest install, this feature isn't
> present. Can anyone please let me know how to put it in place?

Depends on your shell. In Zsh it would be...

    bindkey '\e[A'  history-beginning-search-backward
    bindkey '\e[B'  history-beginning-search-forward

and in Bash...

    "\e[A":  history-search-backward
    "\e[B":  history-search-forward

Put these in your .zshrc or .inputrc.


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