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Questions tagged [history]

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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Fish shell not clearing history completely when starting

EDIT: I figured out what went wrong! The root cause of it was my .bash_history file; that contained the commands! I've configured my fish shell to clear my fish history (because of personal ...
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MS Teams: How can I view time and duration of audio calls or the chat history?

In Skype for business (SfB), there is a neat feature that made it easy to track audio calls at the end of the day. It shows the time and duration of calls in the chat history like this: The SfB chat ...
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Why traceroute on Windows is named tracert - book that I am reading is claiming that there is some historical context

The book called "UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook, 5th Edition" on a page about traceroute, in the footnote is saying that "Windows have it's own version, named tracert (special points on ...
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Chrome browser history: is it possible to see sent emails from Gmail?

I sent an email from my Gmail account. However, something went wrong, and I cannot see it in my "Sent" folder. Is it possible to use Chrome, to see POST request I have sent, to inspect the problem? ...
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How do you access clipboard history in MacOS

I am using MacOS Yosemite (10.10.5). All the questions I find about clipboard history in StackExchange suggest that you have to install a third party app to acquire this feature. But when I use the ...
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Firefox: are history and visited link colors related?

I use Firefox 61.0.2 in Win 10 Pro. I'm doing an online course. I need to be able to preserve the color of visited links. So when every link on a page is red, I can proceed to the next page. FF was ...
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How to preserve “visited” links on specific sites?

I use both Chrome and Firefox. Objectives: To preserve visited links for an online course, and maybe a few other sites To be able to delete cookies regularly. For other sites, I don't care if ...
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Extending the retention duration (history) of “Recent Files”

With Super User's help, I've regained my shortcut to "Recent Files". However, the files listed only go back about a month, whereas in Windows 7 it was many months. Is there a Registry entry for ...
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Why is the command history only saved on exit

I am trying to save a different history file per tab / terminal but I cannot manage to save it immediately after a command is run. The history is just saved when I run "exit". This is a problem as ...
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Google chrome and closed session

Does anyone know how to restore the session before the last session by 3 sessions ? because I have closed my session by accident and I have opened chrome three times after that... so maybe google ...
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How do I determine at which commit a non-versioned fork of a git repository was made?

The question How do I determine at which point in the git history the source tree (or a part of it) was copied? Not forked or cloned — git metadata is lost. The issue at hand I wish to determine at ...
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How to filter history from this device only in Chrome?

I don't want to disable history sync completely, I just want to filter only history of this device? Agree that it is strange, if it was possible to filter by destination host, but impossible to ...
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Disable history in Chromium?

Is there really no way at all to make Chromium clear browsing history on exit? The closest way I know is to use incognito mode, which is fine except for the inconvenience of opening the browser, ...
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Wrap the history number - reset history number without losing history

I display the history number as part of my prompt, e.g., {!1123}(j:~)$ ls /some/long/and/hard/to/type/path so that I can do it later with !1123. My HISTSIZE and HISTFILESIZE are both 200, but this ...
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Why are most Skype chatsync .dat files missing?

I've been trying to find out what I said in an old deleted Skype message, and I've tried different SQLite programs, such as Skyperious and Skype Log Viewer, but the deleted messages come up blank. I ...
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Firefox remove site from history

Firefox desktop has the "forget about this site". However for mobile I am only seeing option to remove single page and clear all history. Can I remove an entire site from Firefox mobile history?
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Windows 10 File History only backing up 7GB out of 170GB?

Yesterday I turned on Windows 10 File History and configured to use a 512GB USB hard drive for the backups. It is set to back up hourly and keep backups "forever." However, although I have over ...
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How to disable a certain task scheduler history?

Is there a way/method to disable a single task history logging? I running a script that will automate execution every minute, hence the history expand rapidly and cause lagging. I want disable a ...
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ZSH / BASH : Delete specific lines from history

My history is 'polluted' with some specific lines that have typo's and such. For example: I often have to ssh to a certain server like so: ssh foo-bar@domain.tld > Connects succesfully But I also ...
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Why, after turning on a Windows 7 PC, the background was missing, history/cookies/cache were cleared, and all desktop elements were gone?

So, there's a network of PC's with Windows 7 in them (one is 32bits and the other one 64bits). This has happened to 2 of those machines, when my client turns them on, all of the desktop elements are ...
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In Internet Options, why does “Delete browsing history on exit” keep getting enabled automatically?

Super User has oodles of questions about how to avoid tracking and/or forget your browsing history. I'm looking to do the opposite. Hear me out. Problem description I use Windows 10 64-bit. ...
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How to bring bash history to default in CentOS 7

$ set -o | grep history history on $ echo $HISTFILE /root/.bash_history $ echo $HISTSIZE 1000 $ echo $HISTFILESIZE 1000 I ran following command and ...
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Windows 10 File Version History, real-time backup/copy-on-write

I understand that Windows 10 File Version History feature does incremental backups at fixed schedule (every 10mins to 24hrs). And that it checks the NTFS 'Change Journals' However, is it possible to ...
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User's PowerShell History Save Path Location on Linux and macOS?

Where is the PowerShell history save file located on non-Windows OSs?
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Why “svn log -g” for including merged revisions in log output takes forever?

For viewing all commits in svn log including those commits which are part of the merged branches -g option must be used. But executing svn log -g on the SVN repository which I'm working with seems to ...
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Can browsing history be remotely manipulated [closed]

Is it possible to remotely manipulate browsing history on a personal laptop? For example, if someone's browsing history showed they were looking up ways to poison their spouse, is it possible that ...
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Add or edit entry in Firefox history

Deleting an entry in the Firefox history is a simple matter, but how can I add or edit a URL (or URI) in the history?
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Firefox: Hide about:newtab in tab history

When I open a new tab, it defaults to about:newtab. When I then enter a URL in the address bar and go to it, about:newtab appears in the tab's history. This started happening in Firefox 57. I don't ...
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Firefox: Is it possible to create a bookmark for searched history using “chrome://” url

I can create a bookmark in Firefox using the following URL: chrome://browser/content/history/history-panel.xul Is it possible to get a URL with searched keywords, such as ?q=windows ? Alternately, ...
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What does IOT mean in regards to SIGIOT?

I've been looking around and I found that it was related to an abort call, Something to do with an IOT trap, but any resource I find seems to assume you already know what that is. Probably isn't ...
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How to track the whole Chrome's history?

I have a question that I can't find an answer for. Is there a way to track the whole Google Chrome's history (including Incognito mode), before some records are deleted? I feel like my kids are ...
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Skype on Windows and find/search function

Apparently Skype decided to update to latest version (v12.9) on my Windows 10 machine and now I cannot find the "find" feature any more. Normally it was there on CTRL+F but now that only leads me to ...
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How to delete one link from Chrome adress bar?

I've read on superuser that I need to press FN + Shift + Backspace but it seems not to work anymore. How do I do that ? Thank you
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Eternal Bash History (Fast and Memory Efficient)

I've come up with the following suspiciously simple solution to archiving all bash history function archive_bash_history { history -a ~/dropbox/bash_eternal_history } trap archive_bash_history EXIT ...
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How do I make . execute the last shell command in zsh?

In bash, alias .= "fc -s" works for this purpose, it does exactly what I want. But in zsh, using fc -s just outputs fc: bad option: -s. How do I make . execute the last shell command in zsh?
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Why can't combine the two configuration file --/home/normal/.bashrc and /root/.bashrc— into just one file?

Os : debian8. There are two users :normal and root. touch /var/log/all.log chmod 777 /var/log/all.log For normal. vim /home/normal/.bashrc export HISTTIMEFORMAT="%Y-%m-%d:%H-%M-%S: `whoami` : " ...
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How to view browsing history in brave?

I've tried all the short-cuts and UI options I use in other browsers and can't find anything about this online. Just keep getting stuff about the browser in general. 69 shortcuts don't include history....
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How to stop Bash terminal erasing anything more than one page (Ubuntu on Windows 10)

I'm new so apologies for breaking any of the question rules. Bash is removing any command line inputs and outputs that goes off the terminal window, that is, I can't scroll up to view +~30 commands ...
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Is there a way to retrieve deleted history in Google Chrome?

I've been using Chrome for half a year now, and it seem to have a problem of deleting my history. I'm not actually sure if this was done manually or it's from Chrome. So my questions are: 1. Is it ...
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How to record the browsing history in Chrome indefinitely? [duplicate]

I first thought it was a bug that my browsing history in Chrome was getting lost but there seems to be a hard limit of 90 days for it: “Your History page shows the websites you've visited on Chrome in ...
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Chrome crashed with private tabs/windows

I had many incognito tabs and windows open in Chrome. My mac crashed, and I restarted it manually by button. When the programs opened back up, Chrome showed a yellow notification bar asking to ...
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Chrome doesn't autocomplete URL to sites in history

A month ago I was looking at this site: . I remember I was looking for one husqarna product. Now when I type husq in the URL, it doesn't autocomplete anything and just tries to search it. Is there a ...
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How, if possible, could I recover my Deleted History in Google Chrome?

I have just accidentally deleted my Google Chrome History. Is anyone aware of any recovery options? I am aware that I could access my History via my Google Account but would ideally want the entries ...
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Browse firefox history without refresh

If I browse the firefox history and click on a link say foo.com, the site opens and foo.com jumps to the top of the list and all other items above the old position of foo.com goes one item down. This ...
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linux remembers passwords of deleted accounts

When an account is deleted the line in /etc/security/opasswd for that account is not deleted. Intermittently, we are unable to re-create that account with error "password has been used". Why is the ...
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Tab history missing when right-clicking back button in firefox 56.0b6 (64bit)

Up until recently I was able to right-click the back button in Firefox. This opened a menu of previous pages you were on in this browser tab. It was very useful because you didn't have to press back ...
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Extensions (Chrome etc.) sending browsing data, is it theoretically possible to prevent that?

Chrome's chrome://extensions/ say "Warning: Google Chrome cannot prevent extensions from recording your browsing history" when enabling the [x] Allow in incognito. It seems to imply that uploading the ...
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Can I view browser history without it showing I viewed history?

There are 2 users on the laptop I want to view the browsing History of. Google chrome is mostly used. If I only view the history, with the other user be able to see that I viewed it? If I want to ...
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Can I recover my Skype phone call records from 3-4 years ago?

Is there a way I can get my Skype phone call records (history) from 2013? If so, how?
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How to understand which history belongs to which device

I have one gmail account. This account is used by my mobile Android, my home desktop PC and my laptop PC. Only home desktop has history sync. Others don't have. So when I open history on mobile and ...