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Old 12-15-2013, 01:28 AM   #1
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Backed up history command !

Dear Friends ,

I want to take history command backup using logrotate . In Linux , '/var/log' folder , logfiles are automatically backed up using logrotate .For example :
boot.log.1 , boot.log.2 .

Now I want , history command also backed up like : history.log.1 , history.log.2 .

Is it possible to do ?
Old 12-15-2013, 02:22 AM   #2
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History of what? ~/.bash_history? You can set your HISTFILESIZE var to have a really large number in .bashrc (default is 500 lines in debian according to the man page for bash).

If there's something I want to keep from .bash_history, I'll make a bash .sh script and copy it there. As a comment if I only want to reference it. Or I'll make periodic copies of my .bash_history with date and sometimes time stamps.

Alternatively if you have multiple interests and don't want bash_history flushing an interest out of your history, you can create multiple users and login as said users to have that other special interest .bash_history. You can use multiple users in the same X session. Just make sure the ~/.Xauthority file matches the contents of the user that launched the current X session. YMMV depending on distro.

Assuming that your HISTORY redundancy interest is bash_history and not something else. And that you don't want to lose your reference, versus having some sort of full accountability for all activity on a system.
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Thx a lot ....


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