Category: Linux Terminal

Added: 23rd of December 2015

Updated On: 6th of October 2020

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How can I view all of the bash history?

This article was rechecked and updated on 06/10/20

It's handy to be able to go back and view what commands you entered in to the Terminal. To do this open the terminal and enter the following command


If you want a hard copy, you can also output this to a .txt file by enter the following command
history > bash_history.txt

The log file is located under your home directory. This is a hidden file named .bash_history so to view it you will need to show hidden files in your file file manager, or press click CTRL+H

.bash_history file, located under your home directory

Note: If you use bleachbit to clean out your system every once in a while you might want to uncheck Bash History option.

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