Append to ~/.bash_history "immediately"

Bash normally waits until a session (terminal) is closed before it writes commands to the history.

You can add a call to history -a to PROMPT_COMMAND to make bash to append your history to ~/.bash_history every time it displays your prompt.


The environment variable PROMPT_COMMAND is executed when bash is about to display your prompt.

The command history -a appends the current history to ~/.bash_history.

Tagged linux and bash.


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