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Page Up and Page Down History Search on bash

One thing I got used to when using SLES was that I was able to search bash command history simply by typing the first few letters of a previous command, and then pressing Page Up. However, Ubuntu doesn’t seem to come with that feature enabled by default.

After fiddling with CTRL-R a few times, I checked out how to make this work.

Well, simply add the following two lines on a .inputrc file on your home directory, or uncomment them on /etc/inputrc for a system-wide effect:

"\e[5~": history-search-backward
"\e[6~": history-search-forward

That’s it. Enjoy.