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bashhub-server is a private cloud alternative for bashhub-client with some added features like regex search.


  • Very simple drop in replacement for server and easy to install and get running with existing bashhub-client and bh command.
  • All the benefits of bashhub without having to send your shell history to a third-party
  • Regex search
  • Import old history from
  • Quickly connect any client with access to your server bashhub-sever address/port.
  • Written in Go so it's fast and is actively maintained
  • Salt hashed password encryption and jwt authentication protected endpoints


I love the idea behind bashhub. Having my shell history centralized and queryable from various systems whether it be my home computer or from an ssh session on a server is great. However, even with encryption, I was a little leary of sending my shell commands to a third-party server, so bashhub-server was created.


Homebrew or Linuxbrew

$ brew install bashhub-server/latest/bashhub-server


$ docker pull nicksherron/bashhub-server


go modules are required

$ GO111MODULE=on go get -u


Binaries for various os and architectures can be found in releases. If your system is not listed just submit an issue requesting your os and architecture.


$ bashhub-server --help


Available Commands:
  help        Help about any command
  transfer    Transfer bashhub history from one server to another
  version     Print the version number and build info

  -a, --addr string   Ip and port to listen and serve on. (default "")
      --db string     db location (sqlite or postgres)
  -h, --help          help for this command
      --log string    Set filepath for HTTP log. "" logs to stderr.

Use " [command] --help" for more information about a command.


Just run the server

$ bashhub-server

 _               _     _           _
| |             | |   | |         | |		version: v0.2.1
| |__   __ _ ___| |__ | |__  _   _| |		address:
| '_ \ / _' / __| '_ \| '_ \| | | | '_ \
| |_) | (_| \__ \ | | | | | | |_| | |_) |
|_.__/ \__,_|___/_| |_|_| |_|\__,_|_.__/
 ___  ___ _ ____   _____ _ __
/ __|/ _ \ '__\ \ / / _ \ '__|
\__ \  __/ |   \ V /  __/ |
|___/\___|_|    \_/ \___|_|

2020/02/10 03:04:11 Listening and serving HTTP on

or on docker

$ docker run -d -p 8080:8080 --name bashhub-server  nicksherron/bashhub-server 

Then add export BH_URL=http://localhost:8080 (or whatever you set your bashhub-server address to) to your .zshrc or .bashrc

$ echo "export BH_URL=http://localhost:8080" >> ~/.bashrc


$ echo "export BH_URL=http://localhost:8080" >> ~/.zshr

Thats it! Restart your shell and re-run bashhub setup.

$ $SHELL && bashhub setup

Changing default db

By default the backend db uses sqlite, with the location for each os shown below.

os default
Unix $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/bashhub-server/data.db OR $HOME/.config/bashhub-server/data.db
Darwin $HOME/Library/Application Support/bashhub-server/data.db
Windows %AppData%\bashhub-server\data.db
Plan 9 $home/lib/bashhub-server/data.db

To set a different sqlite db file to use, run

$ bashhub-server --db path/to/file.db

Postgresql is also supported by bashhub-server. To use postgres specify the postgres uri in the --db flag with the following format

$ bashhub-server --db "postgres://user:password@localhost:5432?sslmode=disable"

Using Regex

bashhub-server supports regex queries sent by the bh command (bashhub-client)

Without regex

$ bh bash

bashhub setup
docker pull nicksherron/bashhub-server
bin/bashhub-server version
untar bashhub-server_v0.1.0_darwin_amd64.tar.gz
cd bashhub-server_v0.1.0_darwin_amd64
./bashhub-server version
make build && bin/bashhub-server
cd bashhub-server
brew install bashhub-server/latest/bashhub-server
bashhub-server version
bashhub-server --help

With regex

$ bh "^bash"

bashhub setup
bashhub-server version
bashhub-server --help

all commands with only 6 letters

$ bh "^[a-zA-Z]{6}$"


Transferring history from

You can transfer your command history from one server to another with then bashhub-server transfer command.

$ bashhub-server transfer \
    --src-user 'user' \
    --src-pass 'password' \
    --dst-user 'user' \
    --dst-pass 'password' 

transferring 872 / 8909 [-->____________________] 9.79% 45 inserts/sec

If you're transferring from they have a rate limit of 10 requests a seconds and you are limited to your last 10,000 commands.

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