My usual pattern when I want to repeat a previous command often implies something along the lines of:
history | grep ... !...
… then I realize I probably typed that command in a different terminal emulator–but which of the currently 90+ open terminal was that?
I have actually broken the up arrow on my keyboard once.
This was when i was starting to use Linux and terminal commands and didn’t know the command enough to type is again. Mainly would occur when installing deb files via terminals going back and forth from installing its dependencies and then the app itself.
I don’t think I could accurately write down most of the commands I use. I think my fingers know those commands better than my head.
CTRL-R is my savior.
I would start typing and then use PgUp
But i agree ctrl r is awesome