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Old 03-13-2009, 05:13 PM   #1
BrianK
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tcsh: can you save the history from multiple shells to one history file?


I often have several terminal windows open at any one time. My history file seems to only hold the history from the last shell I close at the end of the day.

I know I can have each shell write to a different file, but is there a way to have each shell write to the same file so that when I come in the next day & hit the up arrow in a terminal, it will go through everything I did the day before?


I figured something out late last night & didn't bother writing it down. Now what I did is no longer in my history because I closed that terminal down before another one. Trying to avoid that happening again.
 
Old 04-22-2009, 08:19 PM   #2
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I am also wondering the same thing.

Instead, I would like to use it as a log file to track what an user has been doing on my box.

Thanks!
 
Old 04-23-2009, 06:19 AM   #3
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I often have several terminal windows open at any one time. My history file seems to only hold the history from the last shell I close at the end of the day.

I know I can have each shell write to a different file, but is there a way to have each shell write to the same file so that when I come in the next day & hit the up arrow in a terminal, it will go through everything I did the day before?


I figured something out late last night & didn't bother writing it down. Now what I did is no longer in my history because I closed that terminal down before another one. Trying to avoid that happening again.

Write a small script to concat the content of your bash history file every couple of mins.

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