Rank top 10 most frequently used commands

history | cut -c8- | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn | head

By: evandrix
2012-01-05 15:28:09

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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.
albowick · 506 weeks and 5 days ago
Save a few PIDS maybe: sort -nk2 $HISTFILE | uniq -c | sort -rn | head
zlemini · 506 weeks and 1 day ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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