Austin Ziegler wrote:

>On 7/1/05, mathew <meta / pobox.com> wrote:
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>>Perhaps you have a favorite web page that describes these wonderful
>>command-line editing features Windows has that Unix shells lack?
>>    
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>The main things that I need -- in any command-line editing environment
>-- is word forward and back.
>

Alt-F, Alt-B.

>I have a 50-line command history that discards
>duplicates and works in forward or reverse.
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>

export HISTCONTROL="ignoredups"
export HISTSIZE 50

Assuming you really do need to reduce the history to 50 lines rather 
than the usual 500, that is.


mathew