Thursday, December 9, 2010

Directory-based bash histories

Using a directory-based bash history allows for a record of shell actions on a directory basis, so a group of developers have some record of what was done while in a directory, when, and by whom. This can be helpful when trying to reconstruct history with limited documentation.

I know this setup will be of some benefit to my successor at my previous job because he has access to everything I ever did in any project directory.

Place this code in your ~/.bash_profile or ~/.bashrc

(type source ~/.bash_profile (or .bashrc) to load this for your current session)

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