Recently, the up-arrow to scroll in my bash history in iTerm 2 stopped functioning as it did before. In the past, if I started typing a command (let's say, `curl') and then pressed up, it would only cycle through my bash history that matched that prefix (similar to pressing C-r). Anyone have any idea why this might have been unset and/or how I set this back to the default?

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    I don't think iTerm has anything to do with that.
    – mkaito
    Jun 27, 2012 at 14:55
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    This rather sounds like zsh functionality
    – slhck
    Jun 27, 2012 at 16:02

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To invoke similar functionality in iTerm2 you will need to use the CMD+; shortcut.

  • Because obviously changing the shortcut to something unintuitive is the thing to do :p Apr 16, 2018 at 17:50

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