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In bash and powershell.exe you can press ^R to bring up and search old commands.

I was wondering if vim had the same thing for ex mode and what the key combo is for that.

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    Do you really mean Ex mode? Or are you just talking about the command line?
    – Rich
    Commented May 23 at 9:06
  • @Rich Well it looks like Ex mode is a little different than pressing : in normal mode, but I meant :.
    – leeand00
    Commented May 23 at 20:36

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command history

In Vim you can do: : commandprefix Up

E.g.: :ech Up

Using the Up and Down will navigate through your command history for command that starts with ech (echo 'foo', echo 'bar', ...)

command-line window

You can also do q: and go to the command-line window and search for command ther using Vim functionality like /ech Enter.

Remark: The list of commands considered can be displayed using the history command.

e.g.: To list the last 10 commands you type you can do:

:history : -10,
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    Also worth mentioning: :history. Unfortunately it doesn't support filtering yet. I'll fix that Commented May 23 at 5:38
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    Done. Now with patch 9.1.439 included, you can use :filter /pat/ :history Commented May 24 at 6:16
  • Great! I'll test it and I'll enrich the answer with the result of my test :-) Commented May 24 at 9:28

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