Command Structure

Bashhub can be accessed from the command line in a couple ways:

It also provides a key binding of ctrl + b for quickly dropping into interactive search.


You can search through your commands in a lot of different ways. Check bh --help for more specifics. By default bh will output the most recently used unique commands to standard out. Adding the -i argument to any bh search will make it interactive. There are also several arguments to pass to filter, query, and get more specific about your searches!

Interactive Search

One of the most useful features is interactive search which is accessed via bh -i or ctrl + b. This is similar to reverse search i.e. ctrl + r. Interactive search drops you into a small menu where you can select a command to run on the command line.

Here's an example of interactive search followed by bashhub status.


Command Details

From interactive search you can also access detailed information on each command by hitting i or space on any listed command.

Command Details

Searching Examples

The last 100 commands you executed anywhere. (100 is default limit without -n)

$ bh

The last 20 files I've grep'd.

$ bh -n 20 "grep"

Find that wget command with interactive search to execute it again :P

$ bh -i "wget github"

Directory based searching

The last commands you executed in this directory.

$ bh -d

The last 10 things you vim'd in this directory

$ bh -d -n 10 "vim"

Enter interactive search for all the rsync commands executed in this directory

$ bh -i -d
(bashhub-i-search): rsync

System based searching

The last 10 curl commands you produced on this system

$ bh -sys -n 10 "curl"

How search results are ordered

By default results are sorted by most recently used, and are unique. This means frequent commands like git status or ls will only appear once in the position they were most recently invoked.

This can be altered by using the -dups command to include duplicates

Your git commands including duplicates.

$ bh -dups "git"

Bashhub Status

You can get a summary of your user's stats/status by using the status command.

bashhub status

Most of this information is also displayed on the user profile page.

=== Bashhub Status
Total Commands: 94965
Total Sessions: 16400
Total Systems:  18
Session PID 15311 Started 9 days ago
Commands In Session: 3
Commands Today: 47

Deleting Commands

You can delete commands from Bashhub through interactive search by pressing Delete or Backspace while a command is highlighted. A small dialog box will open to confirm the commands deletion. If a command is deleted, it is permanently removed from Bashhub.


Filtering Commands

You can filter commands from being recorded to Bashhub via a regex set to the environment variable BH_FILTER. These commands will be ignored and omittted from Bashhub.

# Filter out any commands for postgres or ssh
export BH_FILTER="(psql|ssh)"
ssh rcaloras@some-ip-address # will not be saved

You can check the configuration of this command via the bashhub filter subcommand.

# Check if a command is filtered by my regex
export BH_FILTER="(-p)"
bashhub filter "mysql -u root -p plain-text-password"
mysql -u root -p plain-text-password 
Is Filtered. Matched ['-p']

Disabling recording commands

You can turn on/off recording to Bashhub via bashhub on and bashhub off. By default this only affects the current bash session.

$ bashhub off
$ echo "Recording is now disabled for this session. This command won't be saved."
$ bashhub on
$ echo "Recording commands is now re-enabled"

You can disable for all sessions by setting bashhub off --global this sets save_commands = False in your bashhub config.

Ignoring Commands

#ignore added to any command will omit it from being saved. Simply add it to the end of any command and it won't be recorded in Bashhub.

$ echo "this command won't be saved" #ignore