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The command is
history. It lists around 500 commands that you have recently typed. You can filter the most recent commands with
history x where x is the number of commands you’d like to see. You can also use
grep alongside with the history command to search for a specific keyword. E.g.
history | grep foo.
And to use a command, you can use
! followed by the command number. E.g,
!523 will run the 523rd command you typed. And
!! will execute the last command you typed (comes handy if you forget
sudo. You can just
sudo !! instead of typing it all again.