Search Your Command History in Terminal With This Shortcut

[Linux / Mac] While typing the command in the terminal, you can easily use the “Up” arrow to get it to show the last typed command. What if you want to search for a command that you typed last week?

The solution is simple. Simply press the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl + R” and you can search for your command history.


You can search any part of the command and it will find the match from your command history. Once you have located the command you want, press “Enter” to run it.


Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.

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