Can anyone tell me how to confirm the default limit of the history kept in .bash_history?
A Google search reveals people saying the default limit is 500 (lines? filesize in bytes?). e.g., http://www.ducea.com/2006/05/15/linu...-bash_history/
I know there is an option to set the size, using HISTSIZE in .bashrc as discussed on this site at http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...istory-136137/
But how can I confirm the existing default without have to type command after command to see when the first command gets pushed out?