BASH History Suggest Box 1.13

A free, Open Source and simple CLI application for improving your Bash command completion from history experience
BASH History Suggest Box - An example of how BASH Command History Completion works
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BASH History Suggest Box (previously known as BASH Command History Completion) is an open source command-line software written in C and designed to improve the Bash command completion from history functionality of a Linux Terminal.

The command completion functionality is a lot easier with this tool

Also known as HSTR, BASH History Suggest Box has been engineered in such a way that it makes the command completion functionality in Bash a lot easier to use, as well as much faster than using the CTRL+R key combination.

How does it work?

Think of BASH History Suggest Box as a drop-in replacement to the default Bash history functionality that can be accessed with the CTRL+R keyboard shortcut, allowing users to manage the command history, as well as to bookmark your favorite commands. To better understand how the software works, please take a look at the following video

Supported operating systems

The program has been tested with the Arch Linux, Debian, Linux Mint, as well as with the Ubuntu 12.10, 13.04, 13.10 and 14.04 LTS Linux operating systems. It has also been ported to the Mac OS X operating system, and detailed configuration options are provided on the official homepage.

Under the hood and availability

As expected, the software is written in the C programming language and it’s available for download as a universal sources archive, which allows the user to optimize the application for his/her computer/operating system. A pre-built binary package is also available for download, but it is only supported on 64-bit hardware platforms.

Reviewed by , last updated on October 14th, 2014

developed by:
Martin Dvorak
license type:
The Apache License 2.0 
ROOT \ System \ Shells
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What's New in This Release:
  • New release brings support for transparent terminals. I also finally solved internationalization problems - use of Czech, German, Chinese, ... special characters w/ and w/o diacritics should be smooth.
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BASH History Suggest Box is a very small and simple command-line application that has been designed from the ground up...

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