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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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?

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

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 ...
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Prevent certain URLs and anything referring from them from going to the Firefox history [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prevent urls from specific domains from being saved in firefox’s history Without using PornPrivate Browsing Mode, is there a way to prevent Firefox from saving URLs ...
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Copy Entire Command Prompt History

So I'm running windows 7 and I have a long program that runs through command prompt and I need the output of it. I put my Buffer Size and Number of Buffers to 999 but I still am unable to get the ...
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How to delete Chrome temp data (history, cookies, cache) using command line

On Windows 7, I tried running this script but still cannot clear Chrome temp data. Can someone figure out what's wrong with the script? Where do Chrome store history and cache ? Thanks ECHO ...
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Figuring out how my /etc/ folder got deleted [closed]

I was playing around with my sendmail configuration in the /etc/ folder, and then, somehow, the contents of my /etc/ folder went away, and I'm unsure of how. From /var/log/auth.log: Nov 8 10:28:42 ...
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How to remove Google Reader URLs from Google Chrome address bar?

How can I remove Google Reader URLs from my Chrome omnibox? Usually FnShiftDel works, but it doesn't appear to work here.
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Firefox completes the address bar with content absent from my history

I have set Firefox to complete the address bar with elements from the history only ( other options are: nothing, bookmarks, and a history+bookmarks). However, Firefox still continues to complete the ...
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How to access firefox history remotely

I want to monitor the Firefox history of a PC from another remotely. Is there any add on or something else which exports and uploads / syncs Firefox history to an FTP server so that I can access it ...
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URLs in Chrome won't delete, even when history is cleared

I tried CCleaner and History Eraser. Nothing works. What should I do? Also, going down over the URL and hitting ShiftDel didn't work.
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Cannot clear URL history in Firefox 13 for OS X

I use Firefox 13 in OS X. I can not clear my URL history after doing the following: Running Click & Clean add-on for Firefox Tools » Clear Recent History OnyX for OS X, cleaning all Internet ...
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How can I get Skype-like shared history among all clients using Jabber?

Skype does this neat thing where it sends the same history (event log, message log) to all clients connected to that account. This results in exactly the same chat log on all clients, even containing ...
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What protocols did the ARPANET use?

The ARPANET is often mentioned as the Internet's precursor. But what protocols did it run with if not TCP/IP?
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See web history for specific websites in Google Chrome

Is it possible to show all web history in Google Chrome for a specific website? I tried entering site:commons.wikipedia.org on the history page to see all history from that domain, but it returned no ...
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Firefox history viewer won't show pages without a name?

The history viewer won't show pages which don't have a name, but the address bar is showing them (it just shows the url) I need to delete them though, how can I do it?
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Is it possible to sort history by favicon in Firefox?

In Firefox 15.0.1 (for Windows desktop), is it possible to sort history by favicon?
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Firefox v15.0 about:newtab inaccessible via the back button

As of this morning I upgraded my Firefox to version 15.0. Or well, it did it for me. That's when my issue began. I've configured Firefox so that when I open up a new tab via Ctrl-T that it loads the ...
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Removing single site from IE8 browser history

I'm using Internet Explorer 8 and need to remove one particular site from my browser history. I want to leave the other sites still there, but just excise this single entry. How can I do this?
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Firefox: Any way to specify white or black lists for the history tracker?

I use Firefox very intensively, and from time to time I clear the browser history. But unfortunately the history is being filled very fast and it always keeps the history I'm not interested in: Some ...
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How can I save conversations in Messenger?

I use Messenger on Mobile and on the computer. I want to save my conversations when I log in from the mobile or on the browser. Is there any way to save the talks from the mobile? I use the S-H or ...
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Firefox Sync repeatedly puts NSFW links on my work computer >:(

Firefox Sync continues to sync bookmarks and history from home computer to work computer even though I told it not to. In Firefox Sync options, I de-select "Bookmarks" and "History": I clear out ...