On the console, arrow up and down usually allow to browse through the bash history.
The following entry to
~/.bashrc allows a similar behaviour with page up and down, but only browsing through the part of the history that starts with the string left of the cursor position.
if [[ $- == *i* ]] then bind '"\e[5~": history-search-backward' bind '"\e[6~": history-search-forward' fi
We can alternatively get the same functionality for all programs using the
readline library (including
bash) by extending
"\e[5~": history-search-backward "\e[6~": history-search-forward
These changes only have an effect after restarting the bash/console.