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Copy history from one terminal to another

Terminal - Copy history from one terminal to another
history -w <switch to another terminal> history -r
2009-02-17 17:11:31
User: tlknv
Copy history from one terminal to another

Or just do history -w before opening another terminal.


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This works if the two terminal are using the same history files.

use "echo $HISTFILE" on each terminal to check. If they are the same or both empty, that's fine. Otherwise change the $HISTFILE on the second terminal so that it is the same as the first terminal's $HISFILE by doing "export HISTFILE=/path to/histfile" before doing "history -r".

history -w writes the shell history to $HISTFILE

history -r retrieves the its shell history from $HISTFILE.

Hence they must be the same $HISTFILE.

Comment by harryhaller 379 weeks and 2 days ago

better way in .bashrc :


shopt -s histappend

# setting the histappendoption, which will mean

# that when you close a session, your history will be appendedto the .bash_history

PROMPT_COMMAND="history -n; history -a"


Comment by wolvverine 122 weeks and 5 days ago

Your point of view

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