command prompt history filtered by initial letters

limit todd.lesher at
Fri May 1 00:01:24 CEST 2009


On WindowsXP with Python 2.5.1 (from the python-2.5.1.msi): when I'm
at the python prompt, up-arrow scrolls through the command history. If
I type group of characters first, up-arrow shows only the previous
commands that start with that group of characters.

On CentOS 5 with Python 2.5.4 (that I built locally): up-arrow does
not filter the command history based on initial characters at the

How do I get this command history filter working on the centos
install? I see that <ctrl-r> allows history search. That is the

Sorry if this is a double-post.


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