Session Restoration

What is it

The Session Restoration feature enables Warp to restore your session history, specifically windows, tabs, and panes, along with the last few Blocks in each pane. This allows you to quickly pick up where you left off in your previous terminal session.

How to access it

  • Session Restoration comes enabled by default in Warp.
  • You can disable Session Restoration by going to Settings > Features, then toggle off Restore windows, tabs, and panes on startup. Note: Toggling off the feature will not clear the SQLite database; however, Warp will stop recording new output.

How it works

Session Restoration Demo

Session Restoration database

Warp saves the data from your previous session's windows, tabs, and panes to a SQLite database on your computer, and every time you quit the app, this data is overwritten by your latest session. You can open the database directly and inspect its full contents like so:
sqlite3 "$HOME/Library/Application Support/dev.warp.Warp-Stable/warp.sqlite"
How to clear the database
Sometimes, you may want to prevent a sensitive Block from being saved on your computer, or you may want to clear blocks from a machine entirely.
There are two ways to do this.
  • Clear the blocks from your running Warp session with CMD-K.
  • Delete the SQLite file entirely via:
rm "$HOME/Library/Application Support/dev.warp.Warp-Stable/warp.sqlite"
Note: This interferes with the running session's ability to save content and may require you to restart Warp.