Windows vs Linux

Tim G tim.golden at
Wed Oct 26 21:10:34 CEST 2005

Bernhard Herzog wrote:
> "Tim Golden" <tim.golden at> writes:
> > But as far as I can tell
> > from my experience and from the docs -- and I'm not near a
> > Linux box at the mo -- having used ctrl-r to recall line x
> > in the history, you can't just down-arrow to recall x+1, x+2 etc.
> > Or can you?
> You can.  It works fine on this box, at least.
> GNU bash, version 2.05a.0(1)-release (i386-pc-linux-gnu)
> libreadline 4.2a

Sadly, this seems not to be the case on my Ubuntu Breezy:
bash 3.00.16, libreadline 4.3/5.0 (not sure which one
bash is using). ctrl-r is fine; but you can't down-arrow
from there; it just beeps at you. Is there some setting I'm


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