# Most commonly used shell commands

I spend a large chunk of time working in the terminal and was curious to see what my most commonly used shell commands were. This also gave me an opportunity to practice writing one liners and learn a bit of awk.

history | cut -d' ' -f4 | awk '{a[\$0]++}END{for(i in a)print i,a[i]}' | sort -k 2 -n -r

The script is simple - look through my command history, extract the first word, and count the number of times that word appears. I was surprised to see git at the top but it makes sense - I tend to run it as a sequence (git status, git commit, git push) so it leads to an inflated count. The rest make sense - they’re a mix of the standard navigation commands as well as command related to my current projects. Next step is to set up a cron job to track this usage over time and see how it changes.

CommandFrequency
git347
ls103
python89
fab70
cd49
ssh28
cat28
ping23
emacs22
stash15
rm15
rake15
pip14
cdblog14
pwd12
jekyll12
connectec211
sudo9
workon7
wc7
phantomjs6
history5
c_do5
brew5
sh4
mv4
make4
grep4
sass3
redis-cli3
open3
mkvirtualenv3
find3
celery3
source2
sed2
redis-server2
mkdir2
echo2
dig2
cp2