Save your terminal commands in bash history in real time

shopt -s histappend ; PROMPT_COMMAND="history -a;$PROMPT_COMMAND"
Use this command if you want your terminal commands be saved in your history file in real time instead of waiting until the terminal is closed

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By: yblusseau
2011-05-30 16:29:30

What Others Think

This will be useful for systems where I have multiple persistent terminals open. Not just for seeing the history of one terminal's commands in the other terminals, but also so closing a long-lived terminal won't wipe any other .bash_history writes made by other shorter-lived terminals.
Mozai · 380 weeks and 6 days ago

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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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