I have to admit that I use my bash history as my personal journal. Of course it will never replace a ‘proper’ documentation, but it is still pretty useful since I can easily find all commands that are relevant for a particular system. Especially regardings some maintenance that you only need to do once in a while it is hard for me to remember the correct syntax without consulting the manuals or some other external documentation.
Theres one drawback though: By default, the bash history helps you finding the command itself, but not when it was issued for the last time. A quick modification in the bash profile resolves this issue.Read More “Add timestamps to the Bash history”