I wonder if there's some way to search the Alt+F2 "runner" history most preferably within the dialog itself. I know that in Cinnamon the values are available in dconf-editor under org.cinnamon command-history but I'm not sure how to take advantage of this knowledge

Currently on Linux Mint 15 if that matters.


To be clear, I know that I can cycle through history with Up and Down arrow. I'm looking for a way to quickly find a command I might have run months ago.

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Sorry, but there isn't such feature. The key shema only stores the commands run, without timestamp nor any other feature. You can run dconf read /org/cinnamon/command-history to get a list and look at the first entry, but apart of that, there's nothing implemented in place that allows you to do this.

  • The dconf command doesn't work on my Cinnamon 2.0.14. dconf read org.cinnamon command-history gives an error: dconf key must begin with a slash and dconf read /org/cinnamon command-history returns nothing (though I have used the feature).
    – terdon
    Dec 31, 2013 at 11:04
  • Corrected, err, I found the problem. Try with the last.
    – Braiam
    Dec 31, 2013 at 12:11
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    Cool trick, +1!
    – terdon
    Dec 31, 2013 at 13:01

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