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Add timestamp to history

Terminal - Add timestamp to history
export HISTTIMEFORMAT="%F %T "
2009-05-12 14:36:42
User: fritz_monroe
Functions: export
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Add timestamp to history

History usually only gives the command number and the command. This will add a timestamp to the history file.

Note: this will only put the correct timestamp on commands used after the export is done. You may want to put this in your .bashrc

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Comment by anzan 288 weeks and 4 days ago

Must replace ? by "

Comment by aurium 288 weeks and 4 days ago

Hmm, that's strange, I know I put quotes there.

Comment by fritz_monroe 288 weeks and 3 days ago

worth a 10 up, definitely!!

Comment by icetek 288 weeks and 2 days ago

Great one.. thanks for this from your hidden treasury..

Comment by mohan43u 288 weeks and 1 day ago

Nice one. Older commands in history do get correct-looking timestamps on my machines (Debian Lenny bash 3.2.39 and Mac OS X 10.5.6 bash 3.2.17).

Comment by gthb 287 weeks and 6 days ago

fritz- you can edit your command to replace the questions-marks by quotes...

I'll vote up when its fixed.

Comment by Iftah 287 weeks and 6 days ago

All fixed. This is my first command submitted, I didn't know they were editable.

Comment by fritz_monroe 287 weeks and 6 days ago

Wonderful. Goes into my ~/.bashrc straight away.

Comment by sunny256 287 weeks ago

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