Want to get list of Linux commands used on specific date through HISTORY command

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Old 01-17-2014
Want to get list of Linux commands used on specific date through HISTORY command

I want to get list of linux commands used on Jan 01 2014 with the help of HISTORY command or some other linux commands,.

Kindly help.
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Old 01-17-2014
If you have not written anything special, then I doubt you can so easily...
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Old 01-17-2014
No. If I give history it displays all the linux commands entered from day 1

But specifically I want to list linux commands entered on a particular day.

Is this possible?

Thanks in advance

Last edited by Scott; 01-17-2014 at 10:25 AM.. Reason: Removed your update, since it relates to my post, which I have deleted
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Old 01-17-2014
Sorry, I deleted my previous post. On OS X the default behaviour of Bash is to store the epoch in the history file for each command run, which you can then use HISTTIMEFORMAT to format the output timestamp when using the history command. On Linux (RHEL) this is not the default and I can't quite find where to set it. But if it's not set already, you have no chance of getting the information you want from that time period.

If you see something like the following (#<number), you might be OK, providing your HISTSIZE is long enough and no one has truncated the history file since the date you want:
bash-3.2$ tail -2 $HISTFILE
cat .bash_history

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