history meme

For an hour or so I managed to forget that I had a lot of work to do. Catching up with my unread posts on my blogroll, I came across Tim Bray's History Meme post, and decided to try it out. So here are my results:

hjs@bblfish:0$ history | tr -s ' ' | cut -d ' ' -f 3 | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn | head -n 10
  115	ls 
   65	cd 
   60	ant
   42	vi 
   42	less 
   20	fg 
   17	cwm 
   15	svn 
   14	pwd 
    9	top 

ant is of course the build tool I use. I once laughed at the unintuitiveness of vi, but I later discovered it stands for virus - you just can't stop using it. cwm is the semantic web swiss army knife written in python: incredibly useful for every day semantic web hacking. And svn is the subversion command line client: I love subversion. When coding of course I spend a lot of time in either IntelliJ or NetBeans, depending on the day.

I have a number of other shells open, and the same commands tend to appear in them. Often the unix find command does. So I thought I'd try seeing what I get when I enlarge the list:

hjs@bblfish:0$ history | tr -s ' ' | cut -d ' ' -f 3 | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn | head -n 20
 113 ls
  55 vi
  54 cd
  36 less
  36 ant
  21 cwm
  20 fg
  16 pwd
  12 svn
   9 top
   9 find
   9 exit
   8 ping
   7 ssh
   7 killall
   7 defaults
   7 curl
   7 bc
   6 bzcat
   5 fink
Comments:

vi, vi ,vi ! that's all u evar thunk about ;-)

Posted by Colm Sean Kennedy on May 07, 2008 at 03:20 AM CEST #

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