History often refers to the list of webpages viewed in a browser or commands used in a particular program. History is often used for undo/redo or back/forward functionality in programs of all kinds.

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Can deleted history from Chrome be accessed?

I received a question from a co-worker recently about whether a manual delete of all browsing history, cookies, etc. from Google Chrome History can nevertheless be accessed by any software after the ...
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Get a command from history without execution in bash

To use a command from history you can write like $!100. But sometimes I make a little change of the command. Is there a way to get a command from history without executing it. Now I'm copying and ...
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chromium/ubuntu: where is “rest of” history stored?

I know that chromium (under xubuntu, default package install) usually saves its profile and history data under ~/.config/chromium. Today, I removed that directory and ~/.cache/chromium, and restarted ...
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Prevent browser history scan

I don't know the exact term for this but there is a way for websites to know where you've been surfing by using hidden links in the page to many other pages and checking if your browser marks them as ...
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How to make Opera forget about a site

When i start typing an address in the Opera url bar it helps me by putting full names of sites i've visited before which name starts from same letter i've just typed. For example if i type g it puts ...
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How can I both use and modify the history inside a bash script?

So I have the following bash script aliased as "fortunes": #!/bin/bash -i REPLY=; history -w /tmp/fortunes_history_backup; # save history ... history -c; # and clear it. while [ ! \( "$REPLY" = "q" ...
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Does IE (6) have a Download History?

I’m in the process of doing some data-recovery and as part of that, I am using browser histories to get information about the source, filename, and timestamp of files that were downloaded over the ...
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readline reverse-search-history C-r repeatedly finds next cmd, how to go back to previous?

This is probably a very simple question, but I would really like to find out if this is possible. If I start a reverse history search with C-r and then press C-r again multiple times I can search for ...
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Google Chrome doesn't delete my browsing history correctly

I have deleted everything that I could from my browser history: chrome://settings/clearBrowserData I checked everything and select the begining of time Then when I access browsing history: ...
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Save webbrowser bookmarks linked to their history? [closed]

UPDATE: I failed to describe my problem back, when I wrote the question, here it got answered: Is there a browser which saves history as a graph. When I look through my bookmarks that I stored in ...
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Remove Internet Explorer Address Bar URL History from Run dialogue?

How do I prevent Internet Explorer's address bar's URL history from showing up in the Run dialogue? No tweak seems to prevent this. I'm running Windows 8.
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How to search for specific file type in Firefox history?

E.g. you'd think to search for *.pdf if you want to find a PDF in Firefox history, but this brings up nothing. So what's the correct syntax?
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Ways of recovering a missing .bash_history due to a 100% full disk?

Two Putty sessions were opened to a Debian 6 Linux. Log-files led to a full disk. The bash history of the entire shell sessions is missing, and even beyond that (This may be due to a blocked ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut in Firefox for the forward/backward button right click tab history?

I have no mouse enabled and find it rather difficult to find a really comprehensive list of shortcuts for firefox. I imagine there might be some way to have every user interface command mapped onto a ...
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Can Chrome browser history be exported to an HTML file?

In Google Chrome, is there a built-in method to make an HTML file I can save to my local machine, like the file for bookmarks? If not, is there an extension that does the same?
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Tcsh command history

I use tcsh and have the following in my .cshrc file. But the .history file is not updated as and when I execute a command. Is there anyway so that .history file is updated every time I execute a ...
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Linux: page-up key to browse through history

In some linux systems, when I write the beginning characters of a command and press page-up, I can browse through the latest similar commands saved in the history file. However, I found that this ...
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Windows Update history contradicting itself

I was just working on a Thinkpad with Windows 7 and in the homepage of Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Update it showed Most recent check for updates: Never Updates were installed: ...
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How can I ensure Firefox history is completely deleted after exiting?

I have set the option to clear my browsing history when I exit Firefox, but it does not clear completely. When I re-open Firefox, my History panel is clear but the address bar auto-completes websites ...
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Change directory to previous directory in Powershell

I am a Linux guy, but am trying to be open-minded and learn some Powershell. I miss the ability to cd - back to a previous directory, like in *nix shells. Is there a similar command in ...
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Retrieving Chrome History and History Archives for Mac

I've read some articles here that suggest that we are able to retrieve Chrome's history as SQLite databases: Export history from chome browser How can I view "archived" Google Chrome history ...
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How can I reset an edited history line in Bash?

In Bash, you can press the up (and down) arrow to traverse through history. You can then modify the command before executing it. Sometimes I've incorrectly modified the command, and wish to reset it ...
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Remove all web sites data

Does the "Remove all websites data" in Preferences → Privacy on Safari 5.1.7 remove them only from Safari or all other browsers installed on the computer? I get a warning: Are you sure you ...
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Bash history lost [duplicate]

My bash history in cygwin is lost between two consecutive shells. Here are the outputs of some commands that might help to understand the issue: set -o | grep history history on $ grep -i ...
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Firefox says “server not found” because it's adding WWW. How do I stop this?

This is very frustrating. I have been accessing servername.local on Firefox. That's its URL. No www. At some time, servername.local ceased to be available and I got an error message: "Server not ...
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How can I search and sort history in IE, or really any browser

I find this so frustrating. I read many technical articles in a day, none really that significant. Then a day or two later I realize something in that article is now relevant. I use the search ...
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Firefox does not show all history when viewed chronologically?

I was browsing through my Firefox search history to try and find a site I visited in the past. I found it by searching. However, I was more interested in finding out what I searched to find it, ...
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Google chrome disable url suggestions from history

I was searching for a solution which will help me to disable URL auto suggestion (from history) while I type url on adressbar. But I haven't found anything about this solution. I tryied to uncheck Use ...
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How to look at the past directory history the shell was in?

Sometimes I like to look back in the command history to figure out what I was doing. Sometimes it would help to know what the cwd was for each command. So, I'm wondering if there's some way to track ...
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How does my browser know I've visited a page if the URL is redirecting?

How do Chrome, Safari, Firefox or other browsers know you've visited the destination URL of a redirecting link? I've always found it interesting that the browsers know the URL a redirecting URL lands ...
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BASH history truncated to 500 lines on each login

For some reason, I cannot get my system to keep my BASH history after a reboot. Here are the relevant sections of my ~/.bashrc: shopt -s histappend PROMPT_COMMAND='history -a; updateWindowTitle' ...
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How to access history in Seamonkey?

Seamonkey is so close to Firefox, but I cannot access history like in Firefox. Is this feature accessible in Seamonkey?
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Chrome extension that can open URLs

There are some extensions for Google Chrome browser - History 2, Better History Manager, etc. I need this one, but with feature of open URLs of founded via search masks. For example, I open my history ...
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How to export all archived yahoo messenger chat history quickly?

Currently I have to open chat history, clicking on each nick to see the chat content and keep clicking load more to see more That is very bothering. How to export all chat entries quickly?
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How to hide password while sending mail from linux commad line

I tried the approach in http://superuser.com/a/462871 and it works. But I don't want my gmail password to be stored in command history. Is there a way to avoid this?
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Save command to history without executing in bash

Is there a way to save a command in bash history without executing it? e.g. $ cmd [a long list of arguments] and now during typing i remember I'd like to do something else first. Can I have ...
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Clear Firefox history on exit except open pages

I would like to clear the entire Firefox history on exit, except for currently open windows, tab groups, tabs, pages so that they can be opened the next time Firefox starts, by the click of a single ...
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Why does Firefox fetch the page when I hit the back button?

Isn't Firefox supposed to display a cached version of the page when I use the back button? Is there something I can to do prevent Firefox from doing this ? I understand it makes less sense nowadays ...
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Search Google Chrome web history for a PDF file

Is there any way to search in your Google Chrome history for a pdf file? I know you can accomplish this in the regular Google search box with filetype:pdf. But this does not work in the history search ...
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History and completion not working in coffeescript repl on linux mint

I have recently switched from Ubuntu 12.04 to Linux Mint 14. One thing that is mysteriously not working is autocompletion (tab) and history (uparrow) in coffeescript repl (coffee command). Instead of ...
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How does Google Chrome know my Firefox history if I never imported it?

I have Firefox and Google Chrome installed in the same machine (Linux). It happens when I type something in Chrome Omnibox it suggests pages I have already visited in Firefox. I have never connected ...
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What determines what shows up in the bash history command?

When I run history, I get a list of commands. However, it does not appear to be complete, even for a given period of time. (It doesn't feel like it has continuous coverage of the past N commands - it ...
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Is it possible to search tmux scrollback history? [duplicate]

I'm starting to use tmux, and I already love it. But if I could search through scrollback history it would be even better (e.g. like in iTerm2). Is there a way to do it as of now?
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Display Chrome full history

How do I display all of my browsing history in Google Chrome? When I press Ctrl+H I get most of the visited pages, but there are few missing as shown on following screenshot: Is there a way to get ...
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change the first word of the previous command

For example I enter cat /very/long/path/textfile and right after that I decide to give the next command rm /very/long/path/textfile So, my question is: What is the easiest/fastest way to replace ...
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How to manage cookies when GPO prevents history delete

I've disabled history deletion in the default GPO. Works great. However, now when I have a user who does nees to clear cookies (buggy website), I can't figure out how to clear them. Is there a ...
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Remove launch from Run/Debug drop down in Eclipse

I often have many run configurations that gets in this history which I don't want, like unit tests or when I change project. I don't want to remove the launch configuration, just remove it from the ...
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Editing Chrome omnibox history [duplicate]

I was wondering if it is possible to modify what values show up in the Chrome omnibox when typing certain phrases. For example, when I start typing "basecamp" it goes to ...
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Record bash_history to private database for all users?

I want to be able to setup a MySQL database and record all commands issued on my server by username and command. Is this possible, and if so, how would I set it up?
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Track deleted internet history

I have got a copy of the jumpListCache folder of firefox, which contains the favicon.ico files of deleted history. Is there a way to find the url of the site to which the each favicon belongs? Thanks ...