[xmonad] Search in prompt history?

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Sat Nov 14 17:54:30 EST 2009

> Hi all,
> I'm new xmonad user (been using it for 2 months) and one feature
> I am missing is searching in the prompt history.
> I use various prompts like Man, Ssh, Shell and Window and in addition
> to going through the history line by line I would like to be able to type
> a few characters, press some key (e.g. Ctrl+Up) and the prompt would
> seek to the first such occurence in the prompt history.
> For those of you who know ion, that is it[*]
> Is it possible in xmonad? As I am not a programmer, I just craft my
> xmonad.hs by copying parts of setup I find on the internet without really
> understanding them - either they work or they don't.
> So far I did not find anything resembling this functionality.

It is certainly possible to add, if the existing prompt module doesn't
support it. I've been pondering what a google chrome-like 
combined completion/history/search might look like, as well.

-- Don

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