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Akshay Khot
Akshay Khot

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Fuzzy Search Terminal History

I've been using ctrl + r to search through the terminal command history all these years. Today at work, I came across fzf, a command-line Fuzzy Finder, and it's fantastic. You still type ctrl + r, but it provides a friendly UI to navigate the command history.

Terminal Fuzzy Finder

If you are on a Mac, install it using Homebrew. For other platforms, please check out the install instructions.

brew install fzf

# To install useful key bindings and fuzzy completion:
$(brew --prefix)/opt/fzf/install
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Then close and reopen your terminal. Then type ctrl + r to search your terminal command history.

Hope that helps.

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