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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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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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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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Why does setting CYGWIN=winsymlinks:nativestrict break zsh's (oh-my-zsh) history?

I have this in my .zshrc CYGWIN=winsymlinks:nativestrict When I source .zshrc or start the terminal. I get this error: zsh: locking failed for /home/r892107/.zsh_history: no such file or directory: ...
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is browser history part of google profile?

I have been using chrome on a machine I no longer have access to. I would like to access my browsing history. I had assumed it would be downloadable on google takeout along with eg location history ...
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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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How to search page content in firefox history (like is possible in Google Chrome)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to search the text of my browsing history in Firefox? In Google Chrome it is possible to search the content of the pages in your search history (I suppose ...
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What is written on the side of the 'mystery key' on a IBM PC 3180 keyboard?

What is written on the side of the 'mystery key' on an IBM PC 3180 keyboard? To be more specific, I'm talking about the text seen here...
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Can a website know about my browsing history?

When I visit a website it sometimes puts cookies on my browser. Usually cookies keep track of browsing info from that particular site. If I don't delete those cookies and browse other websites, will ...
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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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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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Preventing Chrome from keeping my history

I would like Chrome to stop keeping my browsing history. I am familiar with incognito mode but would like to retain everything from my browsing except my history (e.g., Incognito mode deletes cookies ...
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Microsoft Office Communicator (MOC) chat history?

How can I access Microsoft Office Communicator chat history? It looks like the only built-in way to do this is to use Microsoft Exchange server -- is there any other way to do this?
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LibreOffice 4.2.1.1: do not display list of recent documents

Today I installed LibreOffice 4.2.1.1. When opening LO, it displays a list of recent documents with screenshots, similar to Firefox and Chrome. I don't want this. How can I disable this setting?
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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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Displaying what `history` line is current in bash prompt

What formatting character needs to be added to a bash prompt to indicate the most recent history item run (or the current command number if 1 could be added to the last history entry)? My prompt ...
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Do Apple wireless routers (or wireless routers in general) store internet history?

I'm talking about a consumer level router. Does the router itself store any internet history from people connected to the router? Specifically I would like to know about the Apple wireless router but ...
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How can i find what time a search on chrome was done

When looking at your chrome history search, is there a way to see the time that the original site was searched?
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How to manually modify a group of firefox history links, preferably by some text editor

This question refers to FireFox v25 in my case. A Wiki Workspace used by me, changed its name from https://wikis.mycompany.com/teamcollab/wiki/MyProduct+Alpha+QA:Test+Automation to https://wikis....
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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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I need to monitor an adult relative's internet useage without his/her knowledge [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to track websites that have been visited? I need to monitor an adult relative's internet usage without his or her knowledge. The laptop I need to watch is a Mac, about 1 ...
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Windows command line history

is there any place in windows where in admin or super user changes/commands are stored? like how linux has .bash_history for root?
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Configure .bashrc to save all commands and output

For a new project we are setting up a Linux box that will run several processes. To be better able to backtrack or rollback configurations we'd like to keep a persistent history of all commands ...
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How can I use bash history to run a command using arguments from history?

How can I use the bash history to run a command with the arguments from a command in the history? I know that I can use !! to rerun the last command, but how can I run a new command with those ...
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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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Retrieve an html page from history?

I was looking at a very important page, and then the server disconnected and the page is gone I went offline and shut my internet browser Is the page stored somewhere locally so I can go and load it?
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Is there any way to Disable Edge from saving search history into Microsoft Account?

By setting edge with bing as the default, every search is in fact stored in Microsoft Accounts/Privacy/Search. The user is automatically logged in with the WIN 10 ID. Is there any way to prevent this?...
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Reset Firefox visited links (purple→blue)

Firefox shows already visited websites as a purple (instead of blue) link. This is very useful, but how to "reset" so that everything is shown in blue again? I don't want to reset anything else. In ...
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Does Mozilla Firefox automatically delete old history entries?

I've recently done a little experiment and took a look at the first few websites which I have ever visited with my current Firefox profile and wrote them down. I was also a little bit confused, ...
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How to prevent zsh from expanding history when space bar is pressed?

I would like to use the expansion mv 'foo bar' !#:1:s^\ ^-^ to produce the command mv 'foo bar' 'foo-bar'. However when I press the space bar, zsh assumes I've finished typing the expansion, leaving ...
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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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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 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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Sometimes my .bash_history gets cleared. Why? How can I prevent that?

Here's my shell: $ $SHELL --version | head -1 GNU bash, version 4.1.7(2)-release (i386-apple-darwin10.3.0) Here are my history related settings: export HISTCONTROL=ignoredups:erasedups export ...
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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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Clearing just cache without removing history, saved credentials

I recently started using Google Chrome browser. It looks good, but I get confused with "Clear browsing data" setting (see image below). My question: How to I clear only cached files without removing ...
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Delete history from a specific computer

I use chrome at both work, home computers, phones etc... and didn't realize the history was being stored locally on the work computer. I've turned off the sync settings so it will no longer be ...
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Setting up an IRC server with persistent chat history and timestamps on Raspbian?

I have bought a Raspberry Pi which I intend to use as a 24/7 IRC server, probably using IRCD-Hybrid. Ideally, this server would have a persistent chat history (where new people joining the channel(s?) ...
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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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Filtering Google Chrome Browsing History

I'm having trouble filtering my browsing history Google Chrome's history tab. I press CTRL+H, and click the down arrow next to a site, then select "more from this site". The result, isn't what what ...
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Turn off Search History Popdown on Address Bar in Google Chrome

How do I switch off the search history popdown suggestions on the address bar as I type? I don't want Incognito mode at all because I actually do want all my old cookies and such. I just don't want ...
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What does the 'X' in .aspx, docx, xlsx, etc… represent? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does X denotes in ASPX, DOCX, XLSX, PPTX etc? It's one of those things you just take for granted until one day someone asks you and you realize you can't answer it. Much ...
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Selectively delete entries from Windows 7 autocomplete history dropdown box

Random question, and I'm sure it has a very simple answer, if not already asked and answered in some shape or form. How do you selectively delete entries from the autocomplete history dropdown thingy?...
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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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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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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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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 can I delete single URL search auto complete entry in Chrome? [duplicate]

I use Chrome by typing directly into the URL text box to search for things. I program in C# and one day I made the awful mistake of pressing / instead of shift and the search became “C/#.” From that ...
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How to make a new tab in Chrome inherit history

Is there an extension for Chrome that makes it so when you open a new tab the new tab retains the browsing history from the original tab so you can press back and go back onto the page from the ...
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Displaying timestamp in Google Chrome browsing history [duplicate]

Google Chrome allows to view the browsing history. Is there any way to display a more complete timestamp i.e. having the hour, minute and second instead of having just the date?
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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 ...