console command history

Adam Vande More amvandemore at
Fri Oct 21 23:53:57 UTC 2016

On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 12:02 PM, Ernie Luzar <luzar722 at> wrote:

> Hello List;
> After installing from scratch using cdrom.iso the console command history
> is blank for user root. As I issue commands from the root command line
> these commands get added to the history as one would expect. After
> rebooting the system, root's history contains the commands I issued before
> I rebooted the system, and any newly issued commands are added to the
> history as one would expect.
> Now here is the problem I am seeing. After any reboots the history
> contains only the issued commands from the first boot after the install
> from scratch. The history does not contain the commands issued before the
> last reboot.

This has been the default behavior for quite awhile.  If you logout, the
history will be saved.  Whatever entails "shutdown -r now" doesn't
gracefully logout the shell.

Doing something like "# exit && shutdown -r now" would be a workaround.


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