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I recently discovered that, in a terminal, Ctrl-i is the same as Tab (which is very useful on my phone, where there are no arrow keys nor tab).

On a normal terminal pressing the up key navigates the history.

Is there another way to recall the last command?

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Ctrl + p to move backwards in the command history

Ctrl + n to move forward in the command history

(Somewhere I read that it is with the Alt key, but Ctrl is what works for me)

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And Ctrl-A to move the cursor at the beginning and Ctrl-E moves the cursor to the end :) –  th3pr0ph3t Feb 27 '12 at 15:29
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You could, if it helps type !-1 which would be the last command you typed.

If you wanted the second last you typed then !-2 and as the man history says:

Event Designators

An event designator is a reference to a command line entry in the  history  list.  
Unless  the reference is absolute, events are relative to the current position in   
the history list.

   !      Start a history substitution, except when followed by  a  blank,
          newline, = or (.
   !n     Refer to command line n.
   !-n    Refer to the current command minus n.
   !!     Refer to the previous command.  This is a synonym for `!-1'.
   !string
          Refer  to the most recent command preceding the current position
          in the history list starting with string.
   !?string[?]
          Refer to the most recent command preceding the current postition
          in  the  history  list containing string.  The trailing ? may be
          omitted if string is followed immediately by a newline.
   ^string1^string2^
          Quick substitution.  Repeat the last command, replacing  string1
          with string2.  Equivalent to ``!!:s/string1/string2/'' (see Mod‐
          ifiers below).
   !#     The entire command line typed so far.

You can also use CTRL+P to go back one history command at a time.
Use CTRL+N to go forward one history command at a time.

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