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High CPU/memory usage and abnormally large savehist file?

I'm starting to use Spacemacs and occasionally I get stuck with Emacs beginning to require infinite amount of CPU and memory. Inspecting my .emacs.d/.cache folder reveals that the file savehist is 1....
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How to go through command history based on what's been typed (matlab style)

Using examples from octave mode to explain this, but it would be useful in other places as well. When going through the command history it would be nice to only display entries that match what's ...
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Repeating any last command (complex or not)

Emacs has repeat and repeat-complex-command, that draw different commands from command history and are bound to different keys. How do you repeat any last command - whether it was complex or not - ...
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Access minibuffer history without using arrow keys

Is it possible to scroll the minibuffer history without using arrow keys? My preference would be to not have my fingers leave the home row.
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Navigate cursor position history with line-based jumps

I use point-undo to jump between positions in the cursor history. However, point-undo uses every previous position of the cursor, and I often experience that what I actually want is to jump just to ...
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How to scroll back through the command line history in the Emacs interactive subshell?

Let us say in the interactive subshell I run these commands: command_a command-b command_c ... command_z I type M-p to go back to command_z. But how can I scroll back the history of commands until ...