- May 1st, 2014
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Generally i use several terminals at the same time, generally one per project or task, i’ve always been annoyed that i either loose history or it becomes hard to find so i created hiset (history set) pronounced hi-set. It allows you to easily assign a history per shell sessions and then manage the multiple history files . Hiset works by modifying the HISFILE environment variable meaning that the history command works as usual within the session.
Installation is simple get a copy of the hiset.sh file from https://github.com/simotek/scripts-config then source it in your .bashrc or /etc/profile.d/:
below is the output for “hiset -s git” it shows i have several history files with git in them, there is some other screenshots at the bottom
It also has a HISET environment variable that you can add to your prompt with:
PS1="$PS1 $(echo $HISET)"
I’ve been tinkering with prompts in bash over the last few weeks as well and mine is now considerably more advanced its based off http://mediadoneright.com/content/ultimate-git-ps1-bash-prompt
which has some cool git integration.