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Quick Tips for Using the Linux Terminal $ history Command | #linux

Opensource.com have some quick tips for using the $ history function in Terminal – from search and re-running commands to changing an already-ran executed command, and more:

As I spend more and more time in terminal sessions, it feels like I’m continually finding new commands that make my daily tasks more efficient. The GNU history command is one that really changed my work day.

The GNU history command keeps a list of all the other commands that have been run from that terminal session, then allows you to replay or reuse those commands instead of retyping them. If you are an old greybeard, you know about the power of history, but for us dabblers or new sysadmin folks, history is an immediate productivity gain.

History 101

To see history in action, open a terminal program on your Linux installation and type:

$ history

Read more here.


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