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Easily view, navigate and search your command history with shell history suggest box for bash and zsh.

Install HSTR from PPA. Add my PPA, trust GPG key and install HSTR:


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? Are you looking for a tool that is able to manage your favorite commands?

HSTR (HiSToRy) is a command line utility that brings improved bash/zsh command completion from the history. It aims to make completion easier and more efficient than Ctrl-r.

HSTR can also manage your command history (for instance you can remove commands that are obsolete or contain a piece of sensitive information) or bookmark your favorite commands.

add PPA to APT sources:

sudo echo -e "\ndeb https://www.mindforger.com/debian stretch main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list

import PPA's GPG key

wget -qO - https://www.mindforger.com/gpgpubkey.txt | sudo apt-key add -

update sources

sudo apt update

Install MindForger

sudo apt install hstr


Configure HSTR just by running:


hstr --show-configuration >> ~/.bashrc


hstr --show-configuration >> ~/.zshrc

For detailed HSTR configuration documentation please refer to Configuration.

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