history | awk '{a[$2]++}END{for(i in a){print a[i] " " i}}' | sort -rn | head

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It didn't work properly for me I used "history -$HISTSIZE" against just "history" to sue the full history and not only the 10th firsts. my correction is then history -$HISTSIZE | awk '{a[$2]++}END{for(i in a){print a[i] " " i}}' | sort -rn | head
yogsototh · 484 weeks ago
since i got dates on my commands this one works better for me using the 4th column history | awk '{a[$4]++}END{for(i in a){print a[i] " " i}}' | sort -rn | head
bbelt16ag · 482 weeks and 3 days ago
use this! more portable history | awk '{a[$'`echo "1 2 $HISTTIMEFORMAT" | wc -w`']++}END{for(i in a){print a[i] "\t" i}}' | sort -rn | head
bandie91 · 479 weeks ago
history | sort -k2,3 | uniq -f 1 -c | sort -rn | head
taliver · 443 weeks and 6 days ago
Arranges it in columns, and with a variable number of results. Use $ mostused NUMBERTOSHOW mostused() { history | awk '{a[$2]++}END{for(i in a){print a[i] " " i}}' | sort -rn | ( echo "USES COMMAND" && head -n $1 ) | column -t; }
AtkinsSJ · 421 weeks and 5 days ago

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