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The guys on Planet Mozilla have been posting something to their blogs which at first seemed really inane, but I found myself enjoying. I won’t even tell you what it is, simply post my version, and those of you who get it will get it, and those who don’t get it probably don’t even want to know.

topher@boktor:~$ uname -a
Linux boktor 2.6.20-15-generic #2 SMP Sun Apr 15 07:36:31 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux
topher@boktor:~$ history | awk '{a[$2]++}END{for(i in a){print a[i] " " i}}' | sort -rn | head
92 cd
82 ls
60 vi
31 sudo
25 rm
13 grep
12 more
10 whois
10 scp
10 killall

Update:

Josiah’s question about killall (no I don’t really use it all that often) made me realize that I rarely do much in the shell on my local box. I almost always ssh someplace else and work there. So here’s one from an account I work on often, using pcg’s cooler version.

[wcsg@ireland ~]$history | awk '{print $2}' | sort | uniq -c | sort -nr | head
    327 vi
    322 cd
    190 ls
     60 cp
     29 grep
     15 rm
      8 ncftp
      8 mv
      8 mkdir
      5 pwd

6 thoughts on “So geeky.

  1. Huh. That is cool. Here is mine:

    53 ls
    43 apt-get
    37 exit
    35 cd
    27 rmmod
    24 cat
    22 modprobe
    21 vim
    21 mount
    18 /etc/init.d/ipw3945d

    I wonder what the numbers mean.

  2. I’ve always preferred:

    history | awk ‘{print $2}’ | sort | uniq -c | sort -nr | head

    to the point that it’s second-nature to type it. (Mostly because I dislike awk programming.) Besides, my way is WAY more Unix-y, as it employs many small tools, rather than one bulky tool. đŸ˜‰

    pcg:~ pcg$ uname -a
    Darwin pcg.local 9.2.2 Darwin Kernel Version 9.2.2: Tue Mar 4 21:17:34 PST 2008; root:xnu-1228.4.31~1/RELEASE_I386 i386 i386
    pcg:~ pcg$ history | awk ‘{print $2}’ | sort | uniq -c | sort -nr | head
    315 ssh
    29 cd
    26 ll
    13 cat
    12 traceroute
    11 open
    10 scp
    10 ps
    8 sftp
    8 history

  3. The numbers simply count how many times a command shows up in your history.

    Topher, you have a runaway prog that you have to kill regularly?

    Looks like pcg has a love for all things SSH. đŸ™‚

    From my Mac (where I spend less time in cli):
    72 ls
    53 ruby
    48 awk
    39 sudo
    29 vim
    27 cd
    27 ../convert.rb
    18 sed
    14 less
    13 ping

    My convert.rb is a script that takes a list of files and renames them according to their MD5hash, providing an sufficiently obscure name that people won’t just happen across them. The script then outputs a directory that gets added to a larger text file directory. It is a very simplistic file sharing security, well… obscurity, thing. đŸ™‚

  4. Topher!! I finally understood something you said (posted), the first time, without you explaining it to me!!!

    111 cd
    86 scp
    64 ls
    48 vi
    35 ssh-add
    25 ps
    16 killall
    11 sudo
    10 vpn
    9 whois

  5. skyhawk:~ rhornsby$ history | {…}
    117 ssh
    56 ifconfig
    46 ls
    42 cd
    36 ping
    19 arp
    18 host
    16 scp
    15 tar
    15 sudo
    rhornsby@tinman:~$ history | {…}
    166 sudo
    34 ls
    34 cd
    30 ifconfig
    28 ping
    25 route
    17 exit
    14 arp
    12 tail
    12 host

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