Introduction

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

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>
  • switch filter modes via ctrl-r; search history just from the current session, directory, or globally

Supported Shells

  • zsh
  • bash
  • fish

Community

Atuin has a community Discord, available here