Command history meme

In: Personal

18 Apr 2008

See this.

history | awk '{a[$2]++}END{for(i in a){print a[i] " " i}}' | sort -rn | head

4605 cd
3576 svn
2141 ls
1701 ruby
1308 cap2
1066 ss
978 rake
867 sshb
688 rm
635 mate

cap2 is just my alias for Capistrano 2 (I use both 1.x and 2.x, since I’m lazy to upgrade some old Rails applications, ss is my alias for script/server. sshb is a shortcut for ssh with a certain port number for SSH daemons (i.e. -p 22) that we use in Bezurk (you know, security through obscurity).

4 Responses to Command history meme


Daniel Fischer

April 19th, 2008 at 3am

Someone grab the pitchforks, GIT isn’t on the top 10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just kidding <3

Ha, I still am a little surprised YOU don’t have it on there out of all people!


Chu Yeow

April 19th, 2008 at 12pm

Hehe that’s because we still haven’t switched to Git at work, and there’s been a lot going on at work recently so svn trumps git in terms of usage for me.



April 21st, 2008 at 10am

Good point! GIT is far away better than any other version control …

GIT rocks :)


Chu Yeow

May 11th, 2008 at 2pm

I’ve switched to Git for a project at work and now it looks like this:

1259 git
345 cd
183 cap2
158 ls
100 rake
82 mate
79 sshb
51 ss
49 vim
42 svn