RPM packaging of the GNOME Shell extension HistoryManager Prefix Search

This package spec is for the GNOME Shell extension HistoryManager Prefix Search, developed by sustmi.

The GNOME Shell Run Command dialog (Alt-F2) and Looking Glass let you cycle through the history of previous commands with the arrow keys, but there's currently no built-in way to search or do autocompletion for commands. With HistoryManager Prefix Search, you can type the beginning of a command, and then hit the PageUp and PageDown keys to cycle through previous commands which match the prefix you typed.

NOTE: After installing, each user that wants HistoryManager Prefix Search must still enable the extension before it will take effect. You can do so a few different ways:

  • If you've already installed the GNOME Shell integration web browser plugin, go to, find the extension, and click the switch to "ON."
  • Open GNOME Tweak Tool, go to the Extensions tab, find the extension, and click the switch to "ON."
  • Open a terminal or the desktop's command dialog and run: gnome-shell-extension-tool --enable

You may also need to restart GNOME Shell (Open the command dialog with Alt-F2, type r, and hit enter), or log out and log back in.

Bug reports and feature requests

Report any issues with HistoryManager Prefix Search itself on the project's GitHub.

Report issues specific to this package on the Red Hat Bugzilla.


Everything specific to this packaging repository uses the MIT License.

HistoryManager Prefix Search uses the GNU GPL version 3.