Atuin v14 - Deletions, NuShell, Windows and more!

Release notes for Atuin v14

We have since released v14.0.1 with some fixes, following a NuShell breaking change. A writeup of other included changes will be included in the next release notes!

Announcing a new release of Atuin! v14 is out now. Atuin allows you to easily search and sync your shell history across many machines. Get started here

You can update your installation via your system package manager, or by downloading the latest release from the release page.

This release introduces some breaking changes, so please ensure all Atuin clients and servers are updated or sync may not complete. If you have any issues, please try atuin sync --force

We had a lot of changes in this release - I'll call out a few, but this is not exhaustive. Read the changelog below for the full list!


New Features


You can now delete history! This has been our longest-standing issue, and one we are frequently asked about. So it's great to get it out! It took us a while due to the nature of sync, and we wanted to try several different approaches. There is still no way to delete history from the UI, however you can now pass the --delete flag to any atuin search command to delete all history matching the query. I suggest you run the search without the delete flag first, just to check what you are removing

For example, to delete all commands that start with psql:

atuin search --delete --search-mode prefix psql


We now support NuShell! This was a huge effort by @stevenxxiu, and involved work on both Atuin and NuShell itself. The effort was greatly appreciated, thank you so much 💖

Run in Nushell:

mkdir ~/.local/share/atuin/
atuin init nu | save ~/.local/share/atuin/

Add to

source ~/.local/share/atuin/


Inline history UI

inline history

Another of our biggest asks - the UI can now be configured so that it does not take the entire screen. Thank you to @pdecat

Simply add

# Choose a height for the inline history search
inline_height = 40

to your Atuin config file, and you're good to go!

We didn't sort it in time for v14, but in v15 you will also be able to configure the UI more deeply - for instance, change the position of the search bar.

We have also added an alternative new search mode! This uses skim behind the scenes. Check it out with search_mode = "skim". Thank you @conradludgate


Atuin now provisionally supports Windows! We cannot provide full support + releases won't be tested to the same level on Windows, however a few contributors have now been building + running on the platform without issues. Thank you so much to @YummyOreo for this one!

Command preview


Previously, longer commands would be cut off in the UI. Thanks to @pdecat, we now have a preview window! Enable it with a show_preview = true


  • Bash import improved
  • Prefer PWD env variable over cwd to better handle symlinks
  • Ignore common prefixes and subcommands in stats calculations
  • Add musl build
  • Add atuin status command to check sync status


Since the last release, we have printed some stickers!

If you'd like one, please fill out one of the following:

New contributors

A special thank you to everyone who contributed for the first time in this release!

Sync server stats

I've ran a public sync server since the very beginning, and thought I'd share some stats from it! Bear in mind all data is encrypted, so the data we can see is only very high level.

In March, we saw:

  • 2,031,355 history lines synced up, with a total of 13,077,001
  • 137 new users, with a total of 1136 (we passed 1000!)

We also cleared 500 monthly active users for the first time! See the charts below for DAU/WAU/MAU

Full changelog

Next release

While this release was pretty big, we have a lot planned for the next one too! It should be out around the beginning of May.