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Thu, 19 Oct 1995 16:26:01 -0500
Jim Van Zandt <address@hidden> wrote:
: I can already use ^R to start an incremental search backwards.
Yes, but the other search is different. Instead of typing C-r and
then doing an incremental search, you type a few characters first and
then type M-p to find the first entry in the history list that begins
with those characters.
: I don't see offhand how to do incremental searches forwards. (The
: emacs command is ^S, which octave (really readline) interprets as a
: flow control command.)
Readline doesn't interpret this as a flow control command. If your
terminal is interpreting it as a flow control command, you need to
turn it off. Check out your terminal settings with stty. I suppose
Octave could try to do this for you (I believe that Emacs does this
sort of thing).
Of course, forward searching the history list probably isn't too