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    Smile history command


    history command gives me last 1000 executed commands only...how to increase this limit ???(to view last 2000 or 3000 commands)
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    (I am assuming you are in a bash environment...)

    Code:
    man bash
    hint: HISTSIZE

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    hi,
    i tried this.
    set history=2000
    but when i close the terminal,
    history limit reset to default 1000...i tried to look in bash man ....yet to find the soultion
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    Try placing a line in '~/.bashrc' that sets 'HISTSIZE' to 2000, and see if that works for you...

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    how to set that i tried this .
    $HISTSIZE = 2000

    not working when i invoke terminal ,
    it says
    bash: 1000: command not found
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    Try:
    Code:
    HISTSIZE=2000
    (No space on either side of '='.)

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    thanks codeRoot ...it works perfectly
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakshmipathi View Post
    thanks codeRoot ...it works perfectly
    "Very welcome... Glad you got it working for you..."

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