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erihanse
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Reverse search

Post by erihanse » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:52 am

How do I do a reverse search? Pressing CTRL-R doesn't bring up the reverse-i-search prompt, it only cycles through the previous commands.

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Re: Reverse search

Post by JimKnicely » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:32 pm

Are you talking about in vsql?

vsql supports the tecla library for convenient line editing and retrieval.

See:
https://my.vertica.com/docs/8.1.x/HTML/ ... diting.htm
http://www.astro.caltech.edu/~mcs/tecla/tecla.html

Sounds like you are looking for the "history-search-backward" key binding.

By default you can search backwards in the command history by typing in a keyword that you want to search for at the vsql prompt, then hit <esc> followed by <p>.
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