All commands run in Linux are archived in a file and you can see these commands with the
history command when you need it.
The History archive is also stored in a file that you can modify. Bash shell users can find their history in the
.bash_history file in their home directory (
The file where the archive will be kept is kept in the
$HISTFILE variable. If desired, this variable can be edited from the
.bash_profile and printed to a different folder.
How many rows of archive records will be kept is stored in the
$HISTFILESIZE variables and the default values are 1000.
Below is the variable that must be added to the
.bash_profile in order to print the date and time the commands were run.
export HISTTIMEFORMAT="%d/%m/%y %T - "
To display the entire archive on the screen;