Monday, August 12, 2013

Bash History: Display Date And Time For Each Command

If the HISTTIMEFORMAT is set, the time stamp information associated with each history entry is written to the history file, marked with the history comment character. Defining the environment variable as follows:
$ HISTTIMEFORMAT="%d/%m/%y %T "

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


%d - Day
%m - Month
%y - Year
%T - Time
To see history type
$ history

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