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[ale] cut


I'm trying to come up with a command line that takes the shell's
history and cuts everything after the first space, uniq -c's it,
then sorts by which commands appear the most.  The idea is to
tell you which commands appear most in your history and by how

Something like:  history 1000 | cut ?? | uniq -c | sort

What I'm having trouble with is the cut switch that removes
everything after the first space.

I've tried cut -d' ' -f1, but it doesn't work for some reason.

Any ideas out there?


David S. Jackson                        dsj at dsj.net
Don't take life so serious, son, it ain't nohow
permanent.  -- Walt Kelly

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