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 משתמשים שמצאו מאמר זה מועיל
?האם התשובה שקיבלתם הייתה מועילה

מאמרים קשורים

How do I reset my root password?

To reset your VPS root password, enter the VPS management panel at...

Install Mysql Database Centos 7

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

How do I SSH into my VPS? (OS X/Terminal)

If you are on a Mac, SSH-ing into your VPS is very simple. Simply launch "Terminal" by going to...

APF Firewall -Advanced Policy Firewall - Basics

APF Firewall -Advanced Policy Firewall - Basics Advanced Policy Firewall, or APF, is a...

Install mod extact forward - Show Real IP behind Proxy

How to Show the Real IP when Behind a Proxy mod_extract_forwarded is designed to transparently...