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Bash history – a geek meme

I was browsing through some ruby blogs and came across this crazy memeshell command history distributions.

By running the following command in bash (zsh needs a -n 1000 after history apparently)

history|awk '{a[$2]++} END{for(i in a){printf "%5d\t%s \n",a[i],i}}'|sort -rn|head

and you’ll get the top ten most used shell commands. Mine are:

259 ENV=test
45 cd
36 vi
36 ls
34 svn
18 script/spec
12 rake
9 fg
8 cap
7 script/generate

I’ve obviously been doing a lot of testing on a project I’m working on (Alas, it’s PHP). Most of the other calls are pretty rails centric though :)

I wouldn’t mind seeing what the rest of the Perth Ruby developer’s histories look like :)

1 comment

  1. 58 svn

    52 curl

    36 cd

    29 mate

    27 say

    26 ping

    20 whois

    18 cat

    16 ls

    13 ssh



    /usr/bin/say = important mac dev tool

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