Command History

Both shells let you display or modify previous commands. Commands in the history list can be modified using:

  • Line-edit mode

  • The fc and hist commands

Bash also supports a command history mechanism very similar to that of the C shell. Because the interactive line-editing features are considerably superior, and because Bash’s command history is almost identical to that of the C shell, we have chosen not to cover those features here. See Chapter 5 and the Bash manpage for more information.

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