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Rank top 10 most frequently used commands

Terminal - Rank top 10 most frequently used commands
history | cut -c8- | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn | head
2012-01-05 15:28:09
User: evandrix
Functions: cut sort uniq
Rank top 10 most frequently used commands


There are 8 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
history | awk '{print $2}' | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn | head
history | sed -e 's/^sudo //' | awk '{print $2}' | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn | head
2012-01-07 22:29:54
User: bibe
Functions: awk sed sort uniq

I make an extensive use of sudo, so I had to exclude the sudo part of the command history

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What others think

Maybe it is important to know that if you've changed your history format e.g. you've added a timestamp (which should be quite often the case) then you have to adapt the cut command accordingly.

Comment by albowick 195 weeks and 4 days ago

Save a few PIDS maybe:

sort -nk2 $HISTFILE | uniq -c | sort -rn | head
Comment by zlemini 194 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

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