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title: 'Bash History Plus Comment'
date: '2019-03-25T08:15:21-05:00'
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    - Bash
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If you like using Control-R in bash to find previous commands here is a useful tip. You can add a comment to a command and then when you use Control-R searching by typing you can find it by your comment. Example I use apt update. Run command including your comment (shell will ignore the comment of course). Then when Control-R searching type your string you used in the comment.

```  # apt update ; apt upgrade #quickupdate
</div>Now hit Control-R and type to search "quick".

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(reverse-i-search)`quick': apt update ; apt upgrade #quickupdate