I am looking for a terminal emulator where I don't have to tap the up key a million times to see the old and frequent commands.

I want to be able to bookmark common commands and directories, as well as see a list of frequent and recent ones.

And yes, I am aware of aliases, but I'm looking for a middle ground.

  • There is an even better solution but it doesn't use anything you've asked for. If you replace your shell with zsh then you will have a history that is easy to search. You just begin typing and, instead of tabbing to auto complete, you use the up\down arrows to search your history: unix.stackexchange.com/a/97844/46040 – krowe Jul 23 '15 at 7:26
  • @krowe does it have a gui as well, or do I just run it in gnome-terminal? I was hoping for some nice gui menues with recent and frequent commands... – Sarke Jul 23 '15 at 7:43
  • No GUI, but tons of new functionality for the command line (which is better since that means that you don't need to take your hand off the keyboard to work). – krowe Jul 23 '15 at 8:31
  • bash: CTRL-R and typing will search in your history. Up/down arrows will allow browsing the history... an alias might be alias pydir=cd $USER/bin/python (a bookmark). tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/abs-guide.html - will tell more (ehh... RTFM that is). – Hannu Jul 23 '15 at 18:16

With the suggestion from @krowe about zsh, and some research, I think I have settled on Oh My Zsh in Terminator using the latter's Custom Commands plugin.

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