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Re: [K12OSN] .bash_history

At 09:26 AM 4/2/2002 -0500, Michael Cortes wrote:
>I have used "vi /root/.bash_history" in the past to look at my previous 
>commands, and to remember commands that I do not know off the top of my head.
>I have found recently, that my /root/.bash_history is not being updated.  As a 
>matter of fact it has not been updated in quite a while.
>Can someone assist in this?  Where would my history be kept?  More importantly, 
>how do I look at my own system to find out where the history is kept?  If it is 
>a malicious event, or if this ever occurs again, I would like to know how to 
>fix this.

Hi Mike,

I don't remeber who said it but 
"Never ascribe to malice what can be explained by ignorance."

Probably applies here.

What are the mode settings on your history file ?

What are your shell variable that control your shell history
set to ?

These things do a lot to control your shell history.
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