Add timestamp to history

export HISTTIMEFORMAT="%F %T "
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
Sample Output
3619  2009-05-12 13:24:09 ls
3619  2009-05-12 13:26:32 pwd
3619  2009-05-12 13:28:48 cat README

33
2009-05-12 14:36:42

What Others Think

Thanks, I really like this.
anzan · 479 weeks and 5 days ago
Must replace ? by "
aurium · 479 weeks and 5 days ago
Hmm, that's strange, I know I put quotes there.
fritz_monroe · 479 weeks and 5 days ago
worth a 10 up, definitely!!
icetek · 479 weeks and 4 days ago
Great one.. thanks for this from your hidden treasury..
mohan43u · 479 weeks and 2 days 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).
gthb · 479 weeks and 1 day ago
fritz- you can edit your command to replace the questions-marks by quotes... I'll vote up when its fixed.
Iftah · 479 weeks ago
All fixed. This is my first command submitted, I didn't know they were editable.
fritz_monroe · 479 weeks ago
Wonderful. Goes into my ~/.bashrc straight away.
sunny256 · 478 weeks and 2 days ago

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