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DavidOBrien Flight Engineer
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Which terminal command do you use the most?

I rely on command history a *lot* and I was curious to know which commands I use the most. I found this on Reddit, and the results are interesting. You might have to tweak the command a bit to suit your shell.

$ history | awk '{CMD[$4]++;count++;}END { for (a in CMD)print CMD[a] " " CMD[a]/count*100 "% " a; }' | grep -v "./" | column -c3 -s " " -t | sort -nr | nl | head -n10
     1  1697  17.5491%    git
     2  1309  13.5367%    cd
     3  673   6.95967%    flamel
     4  520   5.37746%    find
     5  443   4.58118%    vi
     6  322   3.32989%    ll
     7  300   3.10238%    rm
     8  283   2.92658%    grep
     9  279   2.88521%    exit
    10  277   2.86453%    history

So which commands use up your day?

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Flight Engineer delhage Flight Engineer
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Re: Which terminal command do you use the most?

Mine is similar:

$ history | awk '{CMD[$4]++;count++;}END { for (a in CMD)print CMD[a] " " CMD[a]/count*100 "% " a; }' | grep -v "./" | column -c3 -s " " -t | sort -nr | nl | head -n10
     1  102  20.4%  git
     2  87   17.4%  oc
     3  65   13%    ls
     4  39   7.8%   cd
     5  26   5.2%   vim
     6  23   4.6%   less
     7  18   3.6%   ssh
     8  18   3.6%   make
     9  15   3%     grep
    10  12   2.4%   gopass
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Flight Engineer Susan Flight Engineer
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Re: Which terminal command do you use the most?

You can even vote in the opensource.com article that was posted yesterday with this command as well as a reference to the reddit post from a few weeks ago.

My top 5 are:

1 180 18% ls
2 156 15.6% git
3 137 13.7% cd
4 82 8.2% sudo
5 70 7% evince

 

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Flight Engineer PeterTselios Flight Engineer
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Re: Which terminal command do you use the most?

Here is my top10. (I cheated a little bit because I excluded cd Smiley Happy )

    1  59  13.0531%   ssh
    2  54  11.9469%   ansible-playbook
    3  52  11.5044%   ll
    4  38  8.40708%   dig
    5  30  6.63717%   cat
    6  20  4.42478%   ansible-doc
    7  19  4.20354%   history
    8  18  3.9823%    rm
    9  17  3.76106%   sudo
   10  13  2.87611%   more

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Flight Engineer waiyanmin Flight Engineer
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Re: Which terminal command do you use the most?

history | awk '{CMD[$4]++;count++;}END { for (a in CMD)print CMD[a] " " CMD[a]/count*100 "% " a; }' | grep -v "./" | column -c3 -s " " -t | sort -nr | nl | head -n10
     1    674  67.4% 


@DavidOBrien wrote:

I rely on command history a *lot* and I was curious to know which commands I use the most. I found this on Reddit, and the results are interesting. You might have to tweak the command a bit to suit your shell.

$ history | awk '{CMD[$4]++;count++;}END { for (a in CMD)print CMD[a] " " CMD[a]/count*100 "% " a; }' | grep -v "./" | column -c3 -s " " -t | sort -nr | nl | head -n10
     1  1697  17.5491%    git
     2  1309  13.5367%    cd
     3  673   6.95967%    flamel
     4  520   5.37746%    find
     5  443   4.58118%    vi
     6  322   3.32989%    ll
     7  300   3.10238%    rm
     8  283   2.92658%    grep
     9  279   2.88521%    exit
    10  277   2.86453%    history

So which commands use up your day?




     5    17   1.7%   discovery
     6    16   1.6%   -y
     7    14   1.4%   vsftpd
     8    13   1.3%   cifs
     9    11   1.1%   iscsid
    10    10   1%     *

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Re: Which terminal command do you use the most?

Here is my top ten:

     1	1023  18.7157%    ls
     2	407   7.44603%    vim
     3	360   6.58617%    cd
     4	306   5.59824%    gpg
     5	297   5.43359%    svn
     6	200   3.65898%    rm
     7	189   3.45774%    clear
     8	177   3.2382%     ssh
     9	159   2.90889%    mv
    10	159   2.90889%    evince

svn is still on the list because I do must of my reviews using a browser to access GitHub. You can probably guess what my favorite editor is... Man Wink

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jessesar Cadet
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Re: Which terminal command do you use the most?

People who know me won't be surprised to see both 'cat' and 'for' in my top 10 as I'm well known for creating/using crazy one-liners which are often wrapped in 'for' loops and/or involve 'cat' with 'while read'.

     1	727  9.75708%    ls
     2	713  9.56919%    oc
     3	665  8.92498%    cat
     4	570  7.64998%    cd
     5	487  6.53604%    git
     6	357  4.7913%     aws
     7	253  3.39552%    sudo
     8	194  2.60368%    for
     9	191  2.56341%    vi
    10	167  2.24131%    curl

Though this is a new laptop and my recent work has me remoting into bastion hosts and running commands in there which aren't counted Smiley Sad

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andreamtp Mission Specialist
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Re: Which terminal command do you use the most?

Hi,
     since I do work mainly on remote system, nothing uber fancy happen locally ;-)

     1  3993  18.0728%     cd
     2  3777  17.0951%     ssh
     3  3128  14.1577%     ll
     4  1175  5.31819%     su
     5  940   4.25455%     vim
     6  585   2.64778%     cat
     7  430   1.94623%     git
     8  411   1.86023%     ls
     9  407   1.84213%     scp
    10  351   1.58867%     clear

 

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Re: Which terminal command do you use the most?

I'm running ZSH on Arch so I had to modify the  command a hair, and it's my personal play toy and not my work computer...

 

% history | awk '{CMD[$2]++;count++;}END { for (a in CMD)print CMD[a] " " CMD[a]/count*100 "% " a; }' | grep -v "./" | column -c3 -s " " -t | sort -nr | nl | head -n10

1 1665 16.6517% ls
2 1389 13.8914% cd
3 909 9.09091% pacaur
4 497 4.9705% sudo
5 487 4.87049% rm
6 357 3.57036% cat
7 344 3.44034% vim
8 301 3.0103% git
9 287 2.87029% docker
10 235 2.35024% emacs

 

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DTherHtun Mission Specialist
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Re: Which terminal command do you use the most?

1 375 43.911%
2 22 2.57611% pull
3 22 2.57611% docker
4 21 2.45902% -u
5 19 2.22482% policy
6 19 2.22482% images
7 19 2.22482% add-role-to-user
8 18 2.10773% nodes
9 17 1.99063% pods
10 17 1.99063% pod

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