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History meme

It seems that a shell history meme is passing around the blogosphere. I first saw it on Dan Mills' blog post via Planet Mozilla. There are already 10 Mozilla hackers posting their top used shell commands, so I thought I'd do it too.

koeji:~ kourge$ uname -a
Darwin koeji.local 9.2.2 Darwin Kernel Version 9.2.2: Tue Mar  4 21:17:34 PST 20
08; root:xnu-1228.4.31~1/RELEASE_I386 i386
koeji:~ kourge$ history | awk '{a[$2]++} END {for(i in a){print a[i] " " i}}' | 
sort -rn | head
88 ls
81 cd
28 cvs
26 rm
26 md5sum
23 ./firefox-bin
22 sudo
12 ssh
12 js
9 less

A few notes:

  • md5sum is actually md5 on Mac OS X. I aliased md5 so that I wouldn't suddenly have a hard time adapting should I start using a Linux system.
  • js is an alias of java -Xms256m -Xmx512m, which is the command to invoke the Rhino shell, which I sometimes use when I write shell scripts in JavaScript. Rhino is an awesome JavaScript implementation in Java.
  • You can see from the cvs count that I'm slacking off recently when it comes to maintaining Drupal modules.

So, fellow Drupalers / Drupalites, what are your most commonly used terminal commands? Beware of the line break before sort -rn when pasting the command into your terminal.

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