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I need to know if there is a terminal replacement for Mac which allows me to store frequently used or long command snippets.

e.g. this one: netstat -plan|grep :80|awk {'print $5'}|cut -d: -f 1|sort|uniq -c|sort -nk 1

this is quite long to type again and again and also quite hard to remember

So I would prefer to just store them in software itself.

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Why not simply use bash aliases, then your shortcuts are available no matter what terminal software you use?

See http://www.hypexr.org/bash_tutorial.php#alias for some tips!

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You can also make your history reasonably large and then just use Control-R to recall command lines. –  Paul R Oct 9 '10 at 17:20
What if you have e.g 50 of such commands ? It's a quite long list to remember even shortcuts of them. –  chubbyk Oct 9 '10 at 17:25
+1 For bash aliases, I use them a lot. So much that it isn't even funny :P –  Wuffers Oct 10 '10 at 16:29

While not a terminal replacement, you might want to check out Code Collector Pro

It's designed for collecting and organizing all of your frequently used code snippets. It has a free trial, so you could take a look and see if it works for you.

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Take a look as CLIX. It's a GUI frontend that keeps (and runs) libraries of shell commands (it comes with a bunch, and you can add your own). The UI is rather clunky, but it sounds like pretty much what you want.

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