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What’s your command-line top ten?

Here’s mine:

~ $ history|awk '{a[$2]++} END{for(i in a){printf "%5d\t%s\n",a[i],i}}'|sort -rn|head
  232	git
   82	cd
   30	ls
   20	sudo
   18	rm
   13	./script/server
   12	mate
   11	rake
    7	vi
    7	ssh

Probably slightly skewed by the fact that I was doing a git demo yesterday.

Meme via Simon Brunning.

9 replies on “What’s your command-line top ten?”

Looks like all I do is wander around directories and look inside them. I’m useless.

232 cd
127 ls
125 sudo
60 less
54 tail
44 grep
34 cat
32 vi
30 curl
21 netstat

(replaced “t” and “n” with backslash-t and backslash-n in the printf)

165 cd
72 ls
52 svn
36 ant
28 grep
13 sudo
12 rm
12 curl
10 magicnumber-jboss
10 less

I was expecting more ssh.

C:\Documents and Settings\test>history|awk ‘{a[$2]++} END{for(i in a){printf “%5
dt%sn”,a[i],i}}’|sort -rn|head
‘history’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

On Ubuntu, I had to change the command a bit:
~$ history | awk ‘{a[$2]++} END{for(i in a){printf “%5d %s\n”,a[i],i}}’ | sort -rn | head
I’m not sure whether that’s right, so the following results might be wrong:
100 cd
83 t
79 svn
43 lsa
28 gedit
14 Scripts/
14 history
11 meld
10 less
9 ls
(“t” is my alias for, “lsa” is for “ls -alh”, and is my clumsy script for enabling dual screen)

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