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I have been looking into this - but I can't get previous entered commands in Terminator (multi-terminal). I have looked into the Preference but I don't see how it is done.

I know this is not really Ubuntu question, but I am sure many of you have used Terminator.

Does anyone know how to get the previous entered commands?


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make sure you use a shell that supports arrow up/down like bash. – Rinzwind May 29 '11 at 20:52
yes. i was. i reinstalled terminator. and now it works. thanks to all of you – CppLearner May 29 '11 at 23:20
up vote 7 down vote accepted

You can try typing:


in your terminal.

Or you could search it with CTRL-r.

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thanks i didnt know CTRL-R was there too! – CppLearner May 29 '11 at 23:21
Glad to help! :) – miloshadzic May 29 '11 at 23:26

Also You can just use the up-arrow to see the previously used commands.

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thanks! – CppLearner May 29 '11 at 23:21

Try with this:

  1. edit /etc/inputrc

sudo vim /etc/inputrc

  1. uncomment or add this two line

    "\e[5~": history-search-backward

    "\e[6~": history-search-forward

  2. logout/login

then try to write some command listed in history...


ls -lah



and press

page up

If you did everything right it should auto-complete your command :)

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