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Jan 8, 2007 - 1 minute read - Comments - alias bash bashrc history linux

Enabling bash history and more

After reading the tip I mentioned in my previous post I made some changes to my `~/.bashrc` to enable bash history

alias e32="$HOME/eclipse/eclipse321/eclipse"
alias e33="$HOME/eclipse/eclipse33M4/eclipse"
alias nb="$HOME/netbeans-5.5/bin/netbeans"

JAVA_HOME=$HOME/jdk1.6.0
PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH:$HOME/bin:

export PATH
HISTFILESIZE=1000000000
HISTSIZE=1000000
HISTCONTROL=ignoredups
shopt -s histappend
INPUTRC=~/.inputrc

and to my `~/.inputrc`

    "\e[A": history-search-backward
    "\e[B": history-search-forward

“\e[A”and“\e[B”` being whatever your terminal uses for up & down.

And with the following simple command I can see the commands I use most:

cut -f1 -d" " ~/.bash_history | sort | uniq -c | sort -nr | head -n 30

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