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    Sorting the command history of a shell


    How can I delete the same command in the command history and make the database show each command only once? Thanks...

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    If all you care about is the commands and not the order they were typed in, you could do this:

    sort .bash_history | uniq

    Anything more complicated that preserves the sequence of events would require a shell script that weeds out those commands that have previously occured.

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