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Old 02-22-2013, 02:43 AM   #1
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Current Session Command

Dear All,

I want to display the command related to current session in Redhat Linux 5.
Below history command display all the command in ~/.bash_history file.


My requirement is the command executed in my current session.I mean to say.

Suppose after log in as root i executed

df -TH
pgrep jboss
pgrep smon
pgrep pmon
pgrep ftpd

Is there any procedure which will display only above FIVE(5) command in my current session.

Thanks and Regards
Monoj Das
Old 02-22-2013, 02:58 AM   #2
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Hi monojcool,

Do you mean, you want to get the list of commands executed by some other user?
Old 02-22-2013, 03:09 AM   #3
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When you switch to a different user, the commands history gets saved in that user's ~/.bash_history file. Even before exiting the session, you can invoke history cmd to get a list of all cmds invoked.
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check out this thread:

or try this:

Change bash history file size

If you want to change bash history file size open up your .bashrc using the following command from your terminal

gedit ~/.bashrc

Now add the following line at the top

export HISTFILESIZE=3000

Save and exit the file

from this link:


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