$ rh() { rg "$1" ~/.bash_history }

Sept. 18, 2018, 7 p.m.johntellsall


I search my history a lot. At 65k lines, this can take a while. Recently I've installed Ripgrep, which is much faster than my previous favorite Ack, and faster than good old Grep/Egrep.

After defining the above function, history searches are much faster!

Example: I forgot how to hit my service's endpoint. Instead of grepping through the Bash history file, I use my new Ripgrep-powered function:

rh curl.*health


This function only works if you have Ripgrep installed

It's not really needed unless you have "infinite history" turned on.