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11. The Command Line > 11.3. Useful Navigation Tips

Useful Navigation Tips

So far in this chapter, I’ve covered just the basic commands and some simple command-line interaction. This section presents a few easy-to-understand tips to help you get around the command line.

The command-line interface on Move is configured to remember everything you type in. To bring up the command-line history, just press the up arrow on your keyboard. This shows you the most recent command you typed in. Each additional press of the up arrow shows you the next oldest command in your history, and each press of the down arrow displays the next most recent command. The bash history is usually configured to store the 500 most recently used commands.

One obvious use of this history is to correct a command that you typed incorrectly. For example, suppose you wanted to run the date command, which displays the current date and time on the system. But instead of typing date, you typed dat instead:


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