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Old 06-24-2003, 02:02 PM   #1
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tcsh history log


hello everyone,

I think I have a very simple question. How do I check what commands are used for a specific user on my system that is using tcsh. I know how to check if a user is in bash (./bash_history) but my system doesn't have a .tcsh_history. Any ideas? Thanks...


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Old 06-24-2003, 06:54 PM   #2
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To check the commands used (in the session), just type 'history'. Usually the tcsh does not make an history file like .bash_history, but you can set some shell variables to start to create then:

set savehist = (max number of commands storage)
set histfile = ~/.tcsh_history

The usual history value is 1000, if you want to modify it use:
set history = (max number)
 
Old 06-25-2003, 04:12 AM   #3
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Thanx for the help, but i just tried doing that and tcsh_history still does not exist in my system. After doing what you suggested, i tried doing "cat ~/.tcsh_history" and it spits out as "No such file or directory"

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Old 06-25-2003, 07:57 AM   #4
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My version of tcsh is 6.11.00, I don't know if older versions have this feature or not, but here is how I did it:
Code:
[vladimir@gothic vladimir]$ su - user
Password: 
[user@gothic ~]$ echo $shell
/bin/tcsh
[user@gothic ~]$ l .tcsh_history
/bin/ls: .tcsh_history: No such file or directory
[user@gothic ~]$ set savehist = 100
[user@gothic ~]$ set histfile = ~/.tcsh_history
[user@gothic ~]$ l .tcsh_history
/bin/ls: .tcsh_history: No such file or directory
[user@gothic ~]$ rpm -q tcsh
tcsh-6.11.00-13761cl
[user@gothic ~]$ logout
[vladimir@gothic vladimir]$ su - user
Password: 
[user@gothic ~]$ l .tcsh_history 
-rw-------    1 user     user          184 Jun 25 08:49 .tcsh_history
[user@gothic ~]$ 
[user@gothic ~]$ cat .tcsh_history 
#+1056541696
echo $shell
#+1056541706
l .tcsh_history
#+1056541729
set savehist = 100
#+1056541751
set histfile = ~/.tcsh_history
#+1056541756
l .tcsh_history
#+1056541769
rpm -q tcsh
 
  


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