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Atuin

magical shell history

animated

exit code, duration, time and command shown

Atuin replaces your existing shell history with a SQLite database, and records additional context for your commands. Additionally, it provides optional and fully encrypted synchronisation of your history between machines, via an Atuin server.

As well as the search UI, it can do things like this:

# search for all successful `make` commands, recorded after 3pm yesterday
atuin search --exit 0 --after "yesterday 3pm" make

You may use either the server I host, or host your own! Or just don't use sync at all. As all history sync is encrypted, I couldn't access your data even if I wanted to. And I really don't want to.

Features

  • rebind up and ctrl-r with a full screen history search UI
  • store shell history in a sqlite database
  • backup and sync encrypted shell history
  • the same history across terminals, across sessions, and across machines
  • log exit code, cwd, hostname, session, command duration, etc
  • calculate statistics such as "most used command"
  • old history file is not replaced
  • quick-jump to previous items with Alt-<num>

Documentation

Supported Shells

  • zsh
  • bash

Quickstart

bash <(curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ellie/atuin/main/install.sh)

atuin register -u <USERNAME> -e <EMAIL> -p <PASSWORD>
atuin import auto
atuin sync

Install

Script (recommended)

The install script will help you through the setup, ensuring your shell is properly configured. It will also use one of the below methods, preferring the system package manager where possible (AUR, homebrew, etc etc).

# do not run this as root, root will be asked for if required
bash <(curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ellie/atuin/main/install.sh)

With cargo

It's best to use rustup to get setup with a Rust toolchain, then you can run:

cargo install atuin

Homebrew

brew install atuin

AUR

Atuin is available on the AUR

yay -S atuin # or your AUR helper of choice

From source

git clone https://github.com/ellie/atuin.git
cd atuin
cargo install --path .

Shell plugin

Once the binary is installed, the shell plugin requires installing. If you use the install script, this should all be done for you!

zsh

echo 'eval "$(atuin init zsh)"' >> ~/.zshrc

Or using a plugin manager:

zinit load ellie/atuin

bash

We need to setup some hooks, so first install bash-preexec:

curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/rcaloras/bash-preexec/master/bash-preexec.sh -o ~/.bash-preexec.sh
echo '[[ -f ~/.bash-preexec.sh ]] && source ~/.bash-preexec.sh' >> ~/.bashrc

Then setup Atuin

echo 'eval "$(atuin init bash)"' >> ~/.bashrc

...what's with the name?

Atuin is named after "The Great A'Tuin", a giant turtle from Terry Pratchett's Discworld series of books.

Dependencies

~39MB
~736K SLoC