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Re: history-search-backward

From: John Eaton
Subject: Re: history-search-backward
Date: 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



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