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Old 02-26-2003
in BASH when enabled you can use the up arrow keys to view your previously entered commands, and also BASH and other shells have an auto-complete featue, in bach you just hit tab and it will either complete your command or give you a list of commands. i like bash's features better than DOSKEY when i used DOS.
# 9  
Old 02-27-2003
my shell is csh
i did a set and got the below

histfile /home/adm/.history
history 100

i did a ls -ltr /home/adm/.history but it was empty.

what else do i need to set?
# 10  
Old 02-27-2003
Read the man page for csh - search for savehist.

Set your history in your .login in your home directory.

set history=200

logout and log back in (or start a new session) - type history at the prompt. Do a couple of commands and try the history command again. See if it's changed.

As far as what you wanted to do:
what i want is to
1) capture this history of commands into a file,
2) something like pressing esc and - to screen through the list of commands.
3) do the above in csh, sh.
History can be done in csh but not in sh. You won't be able to use Esc - or anything else in csh to list commands unless you change the history subsitution characters. Again, read the man page on csh and look for histchars.

I did not find "histfile" anywhere and if set, does not do a thing.
Try the savehist which can be found in the csh man page. Then you should see your .history start to grow (if you set it correctly).
# 11  
Old 02-27-2003
Just an FYI to above, bash can do either history type, as can some vrsions of ksh.

bash default is the same as entering "set -o emacs".
You can get the vi editing mode on bash by entering "set -o vi".
# 12  
Old 02-27-2003
Lightbulb The most flexible of all

The most flexible shell of all wrt user input/command recall and much more besides is zsh.
# 13  
Old 02-27-2003
i did a man csh, but did not read/find any savehist at all.
please advise.

the set history=200 in .login works.. but now i hoped to get it to write
to a file.
# 14  
Old 02-28-2003
set history=200
set histfile=$HOME/.history
set savehist=200 merge

put the above in .login and it will work!


okay, will try to achieve the same for sh...
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