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Use search history in the 'less' pager UNIX
This is probably man page stuff but I just discovered it. With less, when searching forwards (using /) or backwards (using ?) in the file, you have a history of old searches available. So if you have searched forwards for lines starting with home (using /^home), you can search backwards for the same pattern by typing ? and the press up-arrow on the keyboard. You can also edit the search string. Perhaps non-surprising among vim power users. But mighty cool!

Also, if you type F (be sure to make that upper-case) when lessing a file, less will scroll to the end of the file and keep doing it as more data is added to the file. Analogous to tail -f.
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Grep search alias
Authored by: kerbaugh on Oct 09, '02 07:55:58AM
I created an alias to do a grep search of my history. The search is case insensitive and I call the alias hgrep. The tcsh code for the alias is:
alias hgrep 'history | grep -i "\!{:1}" | grep -v "[h ]grep"'


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