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Terminal Tips: Change Safari's history limit

Cory Bohon

Are you tired of not being able to see all of your browsing history in Safari? Well, with this Terminal hack, you can easily change how many items (or how many days) Safari shows in the History menu. To do this, just open Terminal (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal) and type in one of the following commands:

Limit to number of items:

defaults write WebKitHistoryItemLimit 2000
Limit to number of days:
defaults write WebKitHistoryAgeInDaysLimit 30
You can you can also use both commands to get both a day and an item limit.

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