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?


  • 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

You can try typing:


in your terminal.

Or you could search it with CTRL-r.

  • Glad to help! :)
    – mhmhmhmh
    May 29 '11 at 23:26
  • 1
    Shift-Ctrl-f seems to search the transcript from the beginning. Oct 3 '16 at 6:31

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


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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