q: to access previously ran commands in command mode (
if you're already in command mode then you can do the same with
<C-f>. This one is especially handy if you already have part of the command written out since using
<C-f> will allow you to edit the in-progress command further but in a separate buffer with all other modes at your disposal.
This allows you to search and edit previously ran (or even the current, in-progress command). Press
enter to execute the command under the cursor.
You can exit this mode without any effect by hitting
enter on an empty entry (
q: will start on an empty entry).