Copy history from one terminal to another

history -w <switch to another terminal> history -r
Or just do history -w before opening another terminal.

By: tlknv
2009-02-17 17:11:31

What Others Think

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.
harryhaller · 617 weeks and 1 day 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" ...
wolvverine · 360 weeks and 3 days ago

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