Bash trick: using grep for faster history search

Here's a neat little trick that makes it easier to find a specific command in the Bash history. Add the following alias to the .bashrc file:

alias hist='history | grep --color=auto'

Say, you want to find a previously used rsync command. In the terminal, run hist rsync, and you should see a list of all matching commands saved in the .bash_history file. To run the desired command, use !000, where 000 is the command's number.