hstr – Easily view, navigate, search and use your command history with shell history

Easily view, navigate, search and use your command history with shell history suggest box for Bash and Zsh.

Are you looking for a command that you used recently? Do you want to avoid the need to write long commands over and over again despite you used them recently? Are you looking for a tool that is able to manage your favorite commands?

HSTR is a command line utility that brings improved BASH command completion from the history. It aims to make completion easier and more efficient than Ctrl-r.

Apart to the completion, history can be managed (you can remove commands that e.g. contain sensitive information like passwords) and bookmark your favorite commands.

Install htsr on Debian

Open the terminal and run the following commands

#wget www.clfh.de/frankh.asc

#apt-key add frankh.asc

adding the repository to /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://www.clfh.de/debian wheezy main
deb-src http://www.clfh.de/debian wheezy main

Save and exit the file

Update source list

#apt-get update

Install hstr using the following command

#apt-get install hh

Optionally configure hh:

#hh --show-configuration >> ~/.bashrc

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