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Fuzzy Search Your Bash History in Style with fzf


If you spend a lot of time in a terminal then knowing how to search your history efficiently saves a ton of time. Here's how.

The TL;DR is:
  • The up and down arrows let you cycle through your Bash history 1 line at a time
  • Use CTRL + r to quickly reverse search your Bash history
  • Install fzf to make CTRL + r better (fuzzy search with a popup menu)
  • Works with all major operating systems and works great with WSL on Windows 10
Here’s a demo video:

I’ve been using fzf for a long time now and it’s one of my favorite terminal related tools.

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