The history command can be used to retrieve the the commands you have previously typed in a shell.

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How can I enable history completion by program in terminator as guake has it?

In guake I can type ls UP-ARROW and it will show ls /home/blah for example. In terminator using up arrow after typing ls just brings me to the command I entered prior. Is there any way to enable this ...
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No duplicated lines in bash history [duplicate]

Supposedly, adding export HISTCONTROL=ignoreboth to .bashrc would do the trick, but what I see in practice is there still exists duplicated lines in my .bash_history file. You can see my .bashrc ...
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Using last part of command for next command

When using the command I know a friend of mine who used to re-use last part of previous command. He unfortunately moved far away and I can't get hold of him. First: cp -r folder ~/folder Then he ...
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How to save terminal history manually?

It's my understanding that the history file is updated when the terminal exits. But sometimes my computer crashes out, and the terminal doesn't exit cleanly, and then I lose those commands from my ...
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How do I prevent suggestions in the location bar in Firefox with history empty?

You know what I mean, when you type a letter in the internet browsers address bar it shows suggestions, like when you type y it suggests youtube.com. I believe this has to do with the history of ...
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Clear Linux file system after shutdown / start

I have very specific task. I need to clear the desktop, downloads, documents and so on after every shutdown or finish. For example, if anyone downloads something using Google Chrome, he will work ...
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bash doesn't keep history

I run Ubuntu 12.04, and for some reason bash does not keep my command history. the ~/.bash_history file contains only 3 commands that I typed a few months ago. How can I fix this? EDIT: here's the ...
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History list without timestamp and unique the results

Using bash, I save my history with the timestamp. How do print the history omitting the timestamp? alias h=history alias g=grep -i To find lines that I used for heroku, I type: > h | g ...
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How to clear bash history completely?

I want to clear all before command from history of my server. I use history -c it seems all things are cleared but when I ssh to the server,all commands are still there. How can I clear them ...
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How to delete the history of a specific user in Empathy?

In Empathy, when you go to history, you have the option to delete all history and not for only a specific user. How to delete the history of a specific user in Empathy people nearby account with ...
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Increase or View all Stored History in Gedit

I would like to be able to see the last ~200 files opened in Gedit. I was able to increase the number it shows to 40 using this command: gconftool-2 --type int --set ...
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How do I check if someone accessed my computer?

I need to check the list of files accessed in my computer (ex: yesterday on particular time). Is it possible? Or I need to check whether anybody accessed my computer (when I left it unlocked) or ...
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Is there a centralized history file for all the commands run from various terminals?

I am aware that every terminal has it's separate history,which can be viewed by the history command. Commands issued on suppose terminal tty1 will be shown in the history of tty1 only and not in the ...
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Find most recent scp files

A few weeks ago I scp'd some files to my computer from a friend's computer for future use. Now I want to use those files, but I can't remember where I put them and I have looked all over. Is there ...
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Graphical terminal misinterpreting input

I've been having this weird problem with typing commands into gnome-terminal. If the command takes up multiple screen lines and I use any backspaces and the stars are in proper alignment the command ...
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Install history command package

I have Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS running on a proxmox OpenVZ container. I imagine it does not come with history because the up arrow on the command line gives me ^[[A plus... $ history -sh: history: not ...
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How to find history of shell commands since machine was created?

I created an Ubuntu virtualbox machine a couple weeks ago and have been working on projects off and on in it since then. Now I would like to find the syntax of some commands I typed in the terminal ...
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Ubuntu Philosophy Question [closed]

I was just switching from Windows to Ubuntu and I started to read this. And there were quite a few things I did not understand. One was: "OpenOffice decided not to have a learning curve" ...
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How do I disable the command line history in the dash?

Using Unity, how to clear and disable the RUN (ALT+F2) history? Not the dash history, not the search history --- the ALT+F2 "run" history. The Privacy Settings Applet of System Settings doesn't seem ...
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How can I delete the command line history from the dash?

When accessing the command line by pressing Alt+F2 it opens the dash and displays a history of previous commands which have been entered. How can this history be removed? I've tried using Activity ...
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How do I view the keyboard buffer?

I would like to be able to find some passwords I forgot to wright down. I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. update I realize I cant find passwords on the buffer but i would like to know how to read the ...
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Delete Alt-F2 history [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I delete the command line history from the dash? Can anybody tell me configuration or file address where it is (on GNOME 3). On gnome2 it was in config ...
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Delete message from jabber history in Empathy 3.2

I accidentially sent a message with private information to a friend of mine on Jabber (using Empathy 3.2). I now want to delete this message from the history, but I cannot find where Empathy 3.2 ...
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clean history script not working

I'm creating a script to run in the start up that says: _cleanthehistory () { /bin/echo "cleaning the history" history -c } _cleanthehistory The deal here is that this does not work from the ...
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How to delete history of Totem and Gedit in gnome shell?

How can I delete history of Totem and Gedit in gnome shell? I can not find a menu option to do this, unlike in gnome 2.
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How can I make the LXTerminal accept the arrow key for history search? [closed]

In the bash, one can enable a "search-as-you-type-like" behaviour by changing eg. the .inputrc : 1 ## arrow up 2 "\e[A":history-search-backward 3 ## arrow down 4 ...
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How to delete Gwibber history?

How do I delete Gwibber history in 11.10? I deleted the account and created the account again, but some of the tweets deleted on the web still appear on Gwibber.
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How do I make sure that I have received a fix for a bug?

The symptoms of my computer crashing was very similar to those reported in the comments section of a particular bug in an application that I download and get updates via a ppa. Recently, the ppa's ...
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How can I set HISTSIZE for all users?

How can I set HISTSIZE for all users on Ubuntu 10.04? I've tried adding the following lines to both /etc/profile and /etc/bash.bashrc. I'm not sure I understand the difference between the two files ...
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Is it possible to make writing to .bash_history immediate?

I often open lots and lots of Terminals [Right now I have 7 open on this workspace] and I often search history with grep to find a command I've just written recently, but I don't want to hunt down the ...
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Bash history search, partial + up-arrow

I have searched, but not found anything on this. I am looking for a functionality in bash, using a terminal. Way back when, I had a user on a debian system, and a friend set me up with a convenient ...
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How do I SSH and remove all previous SSH activity history?

I want to remove any and all activity logs for SSH remotely. How do I get to it? My account on the remote server doesn't have admin privilege, and as such I just want to remove user to user ...
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How can I make my command history start counting from 0

If I type the following: history -c history I get 1110 history. Why does clearing the command history not reset the counting to 1 and how can I reset the count? Note: It is resetting the number, ...
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Is there a desktop-wide privacy mode?

With Zeitgeist now tracking everything I really think we need a privacy mode like the one Firefox offers. There is a ridiculous amount of history and caches being stored in Ubuntu from thumbnails to ...
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What's the history of Ubuntu?

What is the history of Ubuntu? How did Ubuntu originate? Who were the people involved?
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Deleting last few hours of zeitgeist history like in Firefox?

I want to open secret files on Ubuntu Natty and after my work delete the history of open files or any recorded activity during last: one hour three hours one day one week etc... how can I do this, ...
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Bash command history not working

The command history between sessions is not getting saved. I'm using guake and the history for the session is working fine. I noticed that .bash_history had some commands I executed in sudo -s mode ...
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How do you share history between terminals in zsh?

How can it be achieved so that every command that is entered, is visible in every open terminal's history? When having multiple terminals open, the history isn't shared, i.e. what you entered in one ...
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Show apt-get installed packages history via commandline?

Is there a way to show the history of installed packages that were installed by apt-get via commandline?
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How can I see the last time a program was run?

Is there any way I can see what programs were running at a specific time? Is there a way to see the last time a program was run? I'm trying to see if a certain program was running yesterday because ...
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How to avoid duplicate entries in .bash_history

The same command is listed in my history again and again. How can I avoid this? I know it's possible via HISTCONTROL but I haven't found the right way.