save date and time for each command in history

export HISTTIMEFORMAT="%h/%d-%H:%M:%S "
for the change stay in your history file , export command by writing it into your .bashrc
Sample Output
tux@gnu:~$ history

  187  Sep/21-20:41:50 ss -p | grep STA
  188  Sep/21-20:42:44 lsof -P -i -n | cut -f 1 -d " "| uniq | tail -n +1
  189  Sep/21-20:43:33 lsb_release -a
  190  Sep/21-20:43:40 mkdir backup
  191  Sep/21-20:43:59 seq -s " " -w 3 20
  192  Sep/26-00:30:59 cat   .bashrc  | less 
  193  Sep/26-00:34:01 history 

By: eastwind
2009-09-25 22:42:28

1 Alternatives + Submit Alt

What Others Think

The date format of the alternative command is MUCH easier to sort with.
mscar · 620 weeks and 2 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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