[svlug] bash/readline - case insensitive history search

Rick Schultz bloodyvikings at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jan 22 16:11:17 PST 2003


On Tue, Jan 21, 2003 at 11:27:26PM -0500, N. Thomas wrote:
> What readline variable do I set to make reverse-search-history (C-r)
> case insensitive?

Apparently, there isn't one (as of 4.3).  There's
completion-ignore-case, but that only applies to completion, not
isearch.  It doesn't look like it'd be that hard to add, though.
 
> I can't search for 'select', I must type 'SELECT'. Feh!

Why not just type 'select' in the first place?  Identifier and key word
names are case insensitive. 

-rick
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