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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How to delete active logins in ie9

How to delete active Logins in ie9?? I want all logins to be cleared on closing the browser(ie9). Can anyone help me out??
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mapping cntrl+p , cntrl +n in command prompt

I m looking for a way to map CNTRL+p and CNTRL+n in command prompt to previous and next command in history. I m aware of F3 and up/down key but I m habituated to CNTRL+p/n on linux.
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using history command with ssh and getting output with correct time stamps [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: using history command with ssh and getting output with time stamps Basically i want to get a record of all commands executed on my ssh server, with their correct ...
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using history command with ssh and getting output with time stamps

Basically i want to get a record of all commands executed on my ssh server, with their times. The codes i have tried are : ssh user@ip 'export HISTFILE=~/.bash_history; set -o history; history' I ...
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How to make bash remember history of previous sessions?

I have MacOSX but this should be *NIX-generic. In my computer at work, my bash shell remembers history from previous sessions, even if I just opened a new terminal. In my computer at home, this ...
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How to get infinite command history in bash?

I set export HISTSIZE=99999999999999 but is that the best way? I don't know if an overflow might occur. I'm looking for a tested, reliable way to remove command history limits.
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Windows applications logs

Is there a way to acquire a complete history/log of what has been installed/uninstalled on a Windows XP system since it's Windows OS setup date, except the Application Log (MSIInstaller) entries on ...
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Faster two way Boomark/History Sync for Firefox?

I need a fast automatic two-way bookmark & history sync. Firefox sync seems too slow because I might bookmark/visit a URL then within a few mins put desktop to sleep and leave the house; if it ...
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Is there a way to delete history in Firefox 11 over a certain age? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I delete everything in my Firefox history older than N days? Say I want to delete browsing history over a month old in Firefox, is there a way to do that without ...
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Deleting a specific URL suggestion in Chrome

In Firefox, I can use Shift+Delete to delete a single item from the URL history (the URL suggestions). How can I delete a specific mistyped URL item (only one) from the history in Google Chrome, so ...
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Retrieve Linux command line history by date

I want to see what I typed on my bash command line on a certain day a week ago. Is there a way to retrieve command line history? Something like below, perhaps? > history --include-date | grep ...
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Used the internet and deleted history (Internet Explorer). Can anyone find out still that I used it? What can they still find out?

As the question states: I used the internet on a shared machine and deleted history (Internet Explorer), which deletes all of the following: I do not want anyone to know that I used the internet ...
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How Can I Edit Google Chrome's 'History Provider Cache' File?

I'm interested in editing (not completely deleting) contents of some of Google Chrome's cache files. In particular, the 'History Provider Cache' (found in ~/Library/Application ...
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Where is my Yahoo! Messenger 11 chat history stored? How can I search through it?

I need to search for a string of text in my Yahoo! Messenger 11 chat history. When I view the history using Yahoo! Messenger, all I can do I cycle through past conversations one by one. I remember ...
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Remove a certain line from Bash history file

How can I remove a certain line from history's database?
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Per-directory bash/zsh history log files

I find I do a lot of work on a project in a set directory. Sometimes — a few months down the track — I need to redo something on that project but I can't remember what I did. I use ...
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How do I locate the offline file data in firefox

I used to locate the file data by going to cache directory, which I would locate by typing about:cache in the Firefox address bar. I can still navigate to this page but the file structure inside his ...
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is there a way to view Google Chrome browsing history past three months ago?

I'm trying to find a tutorial I found months ago but it looks like it's disappeared off the face of the planet. I thought I would have better luck looking through my Google Chrome browsing history but ...
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What did computers use for output before monitors?

How did the early industrial computers, such as UNIVAC, ENIAC, MARK I, etc display output before monitors existed? Did the first personal computers, like the Altair 8800 or the Simon use monitors, or ...
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Export history from chome browser

I'd like to be able to export the history from chrome so I can keep track of things like, for example, how many wikipedia articles I've looked at in the last week - all I'm really looking for is a url ...
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Delete Google Chrome's tab history

After browsing the web for a while, I want to delete my history. So I press CTRL and H keys, and click the Edit items on the blue bar at the top of the page. Then I select the checkboxes for the ...
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Find all Skype conversations in containing a username and a given text?

I cannot find Skype conversation history search feature via Skype itself. This is inconvinient for me when I since I often chat with one customer in serval groups and cannot remember important ...
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Where does the term “motherboard” come from?

How did the "motherboard" get its name? I know that the name fits because it's the main circuit board in the computer, but how did that name come to be?
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Why do “ls” in UNIX and “dir” in DOS have different names?

Why do they have different names for the same command, listing a directory? Surely, they could have talked to each other and agreed on one common name, such as for example cd which is the same for ...
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Is there a way (e.g. an extension) to avoid Google Chrome from saving a specific site to the History?

I use to visit erotic websites, and I would like those websites to not be logged to the browser's history (so I don't have to always removing them manually), is there a way? I believe I can just turn ...
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How do I make Firefox 7 remember my history shorter/longer? [duplicate]

I want to setup Firefox 7 to store my history for longer or shorter (setting period of time, just like in Options), but I can't seem to find an option to do that in dialog; all I can see is "Remember ...
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History Timeline of free disk space on a windows system

What is a good and simple tool to monitor and graph free disk space over time on a windows machine? The usual disk visualization tools are not a good fit, as the result should be an timeline of the ...
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How to go back multiple times in Firefox/Chrome without actually loading the previous site?

Let's say I visited pages A,B,C and D. Is there any way to go back from D to say A without actually loading B and C and not using history menu? This is a problem in cases when one site automatically ...
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What happens if I visit a site that supports HSTS and I clear the cookies, cache, etc from my browser?

Would this mean that I could potentially be susceptible to a man in the middle attack? Would the browser need to cache this information again?
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Firefox middle click to open history menu item in new tab

I recently upgraded to Firefox 7. Occasionally I use middle-click a the History menu item to open it in a new tab, but it opened in the current tab instead. Unfortunately I don't remember which ...
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Is there a way to exclude specific sites from remembering form history?

I'd like to keep form history turned on but exclude certain sites and haven't found a way.
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Chrome: remove URL from autocomplete which doesn't show up in history?

I accidentally visited gist.gihub.com (note the missing t), and now that URL auto completes each time I start typing gist.…. How can I remove this URL? I've tried removing it from my history, but ...
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Can I use Vim editing mode on the command line without losing recursive history search?

I'm uzing zsh and, because I'm an avid Vim user, I just switched to using Vim-style editing on the command line. (That means if I type ls foo/bar and decide I want to cd instead, I can hit Esc ^ to ...
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Re-run command with prepended text from bash history

How do I repeat the last bash command with some text pre-pended to the front of it. So if the previous command was: $ ls /somedir I want to run the following command utilizing the bash history to ...
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Firefox URL Suggestion filtering

As the web browsing addict that I am I visit quite a few different websites during a day. This leaves my Firefox history filled with websites and their associated pages. Example of history: ...
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Firefox browsing history: strange setting behaviour

I noticed that the location bar in Firefox (3.6) became less responsive the last weeks. I figured it was due to a too large history list, so I decided to make it shorter. In the privacy options of ...
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Execute a terminal command without saving it to .bash_history on OS X?

This site says that on Linux you can add a space before a terminal command to keep it out of .bash_history. This does not seem to work for Mac OS X. Does anyone know of a way to execute a single ...
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Who invented control-alt-delete? [closed]

This goes back to the early PC days when somebody coded into the first IBM PC BIOS that when you press control, alt and delete at the same time the machine would reboot. This keyboard combination has ...
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Is there a way to export chat history in Skype 5.2.x for OS X?

I'm currently running 5.2.x on OS X 10.6.8 and I need to some deep searching of the past history in a conversation with a colleague. Skype tells me the term I'm looking for is in the long-running chat ...
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How did the Cyrix 586 chip work in an Intel 486 computer?

When I was a kid we had a 486 DX, 33mhz machine. Pretty sweet eh? Well as it got older we tricked it out, added 8 megs of ram so we could place Space Quest 6 and an 2x External CD-Rom drive etc... I ...
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How To Import History From Internet Explorer 7 To Internet Explorer 8?

I want to move/import history from Internet Explorer 7 in Windows XP to Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7. How to do that?
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Jabber group chat history - receive all offline messages

I want to receive all Jabber messages that were written while I was offline, like in Skype. It's not exactly ALL messages to be honest, it's somewhat like month but it is enough. For now I receive ...
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Remembering history in Google Chrome

How can I set the length of storage for history items in Google Chrome? After having re-installed Windows 7 and all applications on my computer, I am not able to set the length of time I want it to ...
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How to turn off Chromium Xmarks history sync?

In Chromium I get "Changes to sync" notification with Xmarks as soon as I open a new website. I believe it wants to sync my history, and I would like to turn that off since I want only my bookmarks ...
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Unix history not working

I'm using ksh on unix and connect through putty. My .sh_history stores all history commands but when I press up arrow nothing comes, please help me.
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How can I view more of my history in Screen on Linux?

I was running scripts overnight from the command line (inside Screen on a Linux EC2 instance) and some errors that I was not tracking occurred. I want to "scroll up" or view more of the history in ...
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How to prevent Bash from altering history?

If I press the Up or Down arrows on my keyboard and then modify something from my history, it's changed forever. Even if I press Ctrl-C and then try to bring it up again, it's still changed -- I've ...
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Is there a directory history for bash?

Is there something like bash's reverse-search-history (Ctrl-r), but for only directories? I have some deep folder hierarchies that I want to jump to, so I'd like to use something like ...
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Limiting Firefox 4 history [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Set Firefox 4 to only store History for 1 Day? I know that it is no longer possible to limit FF4's browser history by date. The recommended solution is to change ...
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Google Chrome address bar is slow, can't delete URLs with clock icon from history

I can't delete history items or visited webpages from Google Chrome that have the clock icon. I recently visited some websites with very long URLs with about 600,000 characters each. Ever since, ...