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 Eradicate and uninstall a software completely and delete its history?

I installed a kind of ebook reader to read specific books which I download from a website with specific file format ! it isn't so important ! but the important part is this : I must enter a username ...
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backing up Google Chrome's click history to transfer to another computer

I want to be able to transfer Google Chrome's click history, that is, I want the Chrome installation in my new computer to show the links (for example, google search results) that I have visited ...
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How to clear all history and disable all plugins and extensions in FireFox 26.0

I'm trying to fix a problem viewing Yahoo and when I went to disable all plugins and clear everything stored I noticed a few surprising things 1) All pages still appear the same even with add-ons ...
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View Windows 8 File History deltas

Summary: the regular Windows File History viewer shows the user what files will be restored at a given date. Instead, I would like to see what's changed between any 2 restore dates. Preferably ...
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Git - rebasing a file into past history of that file

Lets us say I have a file filename in a git repository in subirectory dir1 with a history something like this: v7 --- v8 --- v9 --- v10 The file is part of a larger repository with various ...
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Track down flash drives that my laptop has accessed

I have some personal information stored on my laptop, and I suspect that somebody had copied them onto an USB portable flash drive. Is there any method by which I can track down a list of flash drives ...
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How do you add non-IE browsing to Windows 7's Run history?

Back when I used Internet Explorer, Microsoft kindly logged the browsing history for me (until index.dat filled up, that is). Anyway, since my days of using IE by default, I have missed the ...
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Equivalent of bash's Ctrl-r in PowerShell

does anybody knows of a way to have the backward command search feature of bash [Ctrl-r] (and [Ctrl-o]) that are so useful, in windows powershell ? C-r is a more powerful arrow up history ...
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See who logged in to their Facebook account on my computer

Somebody has been on Facebook on my computer, and I would really like to find out who that person is. I see in my history that they logged me out my Facebook account, and logged again, presumably on ...
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How to see history of commands entered as superuser

Is there a way to see the commands that I entered in su mode? Similar to the ~/.bash_history? Where would this be located?
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Stop browser recording history for a particular website [duplicate]

Is there any way I can prevent the browser to record the history for a particular website with the help of a plugin(as I can't find any)? As I don't think there's any inbuilt feature for doing this ...
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How to delete skype chat history stored on hotmail/live/outlook.com?

Please note, I'm not talking about the skype chat history on the skype software, which I can easly delete by going to Tools/Options/Privacy, etc... I'm talking about that all of my chat conversations ...
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Skype chat history and web browsing history [closed]

In an office work place, can a network admin have access to my Skype chat history and web browsing history without logging in to my pc since all pc's are connected with the same network?
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Search text of webpages using browser history in chrome?

I've seen this question already: Full text Search of browser history, through the browser Chrome does this if you go to the History view and enter a query in the search box there. And I remember it ...
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Terminal history in auto-completion

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and for some reason there is no terminal history (hitting the up arrow for the previous command), nor is there auto-completion (hitting the tab key). These wonderful ...
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How to set up Firefox to absolutely never to delete any history items?

Is there a way to set up Firefox in a way that it absolutely never removes any items from its history (automatically)? In the past maybe there were a 'keep all history items', then you could set it ...
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How to avoid Firefox overwriting visit date in history?

In firefox in Ctrl+B library, there is history. For each webpage the history items lists name, tags, location, visit date, visit count, etc. My problem if that I revisit a page it overwrites visit ...
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Where and how can i view skype logs (Chat and Voice history)?

Where and how can I view my skype logs (Chat and Voice history)? Does it get saved somewhere in PC by default? Can I choose a folder location myself to start saving voice and chat history?
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What does an operating system look like without a shell?

A shell like the bash or command.com (up to Windows ME) or CMD.EXE (in later versions) provides an interface that (among other things) accepts commands from the user. What does an operating system ...
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Possible to have a separate bookmarks bar in Firefox's navigation toolbar?

I have A LOT of bookmarks, and so I've opted to have the location bar only show bookmarks to decrease clutter/number of results. However, it's starting to get frustrating having to manually search ...
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Skype chats and missed calls keep reappearing

I have Skype 4.2.0.11 on Ubuntu 12.04 I have a recurring problem that a set of skype chats and missed calls keep reappearing as notifications when I startup skype, even though I delete them every ...
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Save browsing history in IE8 in text format

I want to save browsing history for a certain day (Wednesday) from Internet Explorer 8 in text format. I tried doing copy/paste from the history box in IE8, but it doesn't copy anything. I was able ...
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Storing browser history for personal analytics

I'm interested in personal analytics, and would like to find a robust way to aggregate and store my web browsing history in a format I can understand and manipulate. I mostly use Google Chrome. For a ...
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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: chrome:...
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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 writing-...
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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 Powershell&...
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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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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 ...