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Bug 527122 - app-shells/hstr - BASH History Suggest Box - improves bash command completion by showing bash-history in a box
Summary: app-shells/hstr - BASH History Suggest Box - improves bash command completion...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: Patrice Clement
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-10-27 19:01 UTC by occ1701
Modified: 2015-08-28 13:06 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Runtime testing required: ---

bash history box (hh-2.jpg,106.15 KB, image/jpeg)
2014-10-27 19:01 UTC, occ1701

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Description occ1701 2014-10-27 19:01:13 UTC
Created attachment 387582 [details]
bash history box

"HSTR is a command line utility that brings improved BASH command completion from the history.
It aims to make completion easier and more efficient than Ctrl-r.

Are you looking for a command that you used recently? Do you want to avoid the need to write long commands over and over again despite you used them recently? Are you looking for a tool that is able to manage your favorite commands?

Apart to the completion, history can be managed (you can remove commands that e.g. contain sensitive information like passwords) and bookmark your favorite commands."

Imho huge speed improvement in everyday bash usage thanks to the box.
Comment 1 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2014-10-27 19:06:40 UTC
Comment on attachment 387582 [details]
bash history box

Why is this here?
Comment 2 Patrice Clement gentoo-dev 2015-06-17 13:06:18 UTC
Looks like a promising project. I'll try to add it to the tree and take over maintainership.
Comment 3 Patrice Clement gentoo-dev 2015-08-28 12:48:07 UTC
The shell-tools herd will co-maintain this project with me.
Comment 4 Justin Lecher (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2015-08-28 13:00:11 UTC
commit c3d6591184f4753e5583f4b2a0ebe196c278b4cf
Author: Justin Lecher <>
Date:   Fri Aug 28 14:59:35 2015 +0200
    app-shells/hstr: New package, ebuild written by me for monsieurp
    Package-Manager: portage-
    Signed-off-by: Justin Lecher <>
Comment 5 Patrice Clement gentoo-dev 2015-08-28 13:06:01 UTC
Thank you Justin for your help!