How To Add Date and Time To Bash History

As Linux users and engineers, we often have to look back in our bash history to figure out exactly where things went wrong. The worst is when you execute the `history` command and all you get is a list of the commands you ran without the date/time of the command execution included. 


Thankfully, there's an easy solution. Simply run the following command which defines the `HISTTIMEFORMAT` environment variable and exports that environment variable whenever you login/establish a new shell. 

```

echo 'export HISTTIMEFORMAT="%d/%m/%y %T "' >> ~/.bash_profile

```

Where:

%d – Day

%m – Month

%y – Year

%T – Time

 

After executing the command, run `source ~/.bash_profile` or close your bash shell and open a new one.

  • 0 Els usuaris han Trobat Això Útil
Ha estat útil la resposta?

Articles Relacionats

Setup a SSH Tunnel for Secure Browsing

Setup a SSH Tunnel to Secure your Browsing on a Public Network Have you been sitting at your...

Install Mysql Database Centos 7

Install Mysql Database on Centos 7 MySQL is a popular choice of database for use in web...

Install PHP/PHP-FPM 5.4 Centos 7

Install PHP/PHP-FPM 5.4 on Centos 7 PHP is a server-side scripting language designed for web...

Reset your MySQL Admin Password

How to reset your MySQL Admin Password You have installed MySQL and now you are having a hard...

How to extract a tar.gz file

So you have went to that website and downloaded the latest version of your files. But they are in...