Rich Enhanced Shell History
Context-based replacement/enhancement for zsh and bash shell history
Search your history by commands and get relevant results based on current directory, git repo, exit status, and host.
Bash completions will only work if you have
brew install coreutils)
Run this command.
curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/curusarn/resh/master/scripts/rawinstall.sh | bash
git clone https://github.com/curusarn/resh.git && cd resh
Check for updates and update
RESH SEARCH application
This is the most important part of this project.
RESH SEARCH app searches your history by commands. It uses host, directories, git remote, and exit status to show you relevant results first.
All this context is not in the regular shell history. RESH records shell history with context to use it when searching.
At first, the search application will look something like this. Some history with context and most of it without. As you can see, you can still search the history just fine.
Eventually most of your history will have context and RESH SEARCH app will get more useful.
Without a query, RESH SEARCH app shows you the latest history based on the current context (host, directory, git).
RESH SEARCH app replaces the standard reverse search - launch it using Ctrl+R.
Enable/disable the Ctrl+R keybinding:
reshctl enable ctrl_r_binding reshctl disable ctrl_r_binding
In-app key bindings
- Type to search/filter
- Up/Down or Ctrl+P/Ctrl+N to select results
- Right to paste selected command onto the command line so you can edit it before execution
- Enter to execute
- Ctrl+C/Ctrl+D to quit
- Ctrl+G to abort and paste the current query onto the command line
- Ctrl+R to switch between RAW and NORMAL mode
View the recorded history
Resh history is saved to
Each line is a JSON that represents one executed command line.
This is how I view it
tail -f ~/.resh_history.json | jq or
jq < ~/.resh_history.json.
You can install
jq using your favourite package manager or you can use other JSON parser to view the history.
Recorded metadata will be reduced to only include useful information in the future.
Q: I use bash on macOS and resh doesn't work
A: You have to add
[ -f ~/.bashrc ] && . ~/.bashrc to your
Long Answer: Under macOS bash shell only loads
~/.bash_profile because every shell runs as login shell. I will definitely work around this in the future but since this doesn't affect many people I decided to not solve this issue at the moment.
Issues and ideas
Please do create issues if you encounter any problems or if you have a suggestions: https://github.com/curusarn/resh/issues
You can uninstall this project at any time by running
rm -rf ~/.resh/.
You won't lose any recorded history by removing
~/.resh directory because history is saved in