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Epsilon maintains a list of
your previous responses to all prompts. To select a prompt from the
list, press the Alt-<Up> key or Alt-Ctrl-P. Then use the arrow
keys or the mouse to choose a previous response, and press
<Enter>. If you want to edit the response first, press Alt-E.
For example, when you use the grep command to search in files
for a pattern, you can press Alt-<Up> to see a list of file patterns
you've used before. If the pattern
\windows\system\*.inf appeared on the list, you could position the
cursor on it and then press Alt-E. Epsilon would copy the
pattern out of the list so you can edit it, perhaps replacing
*.ini. Both patterns would then appear in the
history list next time. Or you could just press <Enter> in the
list of previous responses to use the same pattern.
You can also use Alt-E at any prompt to retrieve the last response
without showing a list of responses first. For example, Ctrl-X
Ctrl-F Alt-E will insert the full name of the last file you edited
with the find-file command.
Except in certain searching commands, you can press <Up> or Ctrl-P
instead of Alt-<Up> key or Alt-Ctrl-P. These normally behave the
same, but you can set the recall-prior-response-options variable
to make the non-Alt versions of the keys select older command history
responses without displaying a list of all of them.
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