history displays KornShell commands that you executed previously. These commands make up your command history.
By default, history displays a numbered list of the 16 most recent commands, from earliest to most recent. By specifying values for first and last, you can display a specified range of commands rather than the 16 most recent. For example,
history 1 10
displays commands 1 through 10.
The KornShell stores your command history in the file given by the variable HISTFILE. By default, this is sh_histo (.sh_history on POSIX and UNIX systems). The variable HISTSIZE gives the number of commands kept in the file; if HISTSIZE is not defined, the default is 128.
displays the commands but not the command numbers.
displays commands in reverse order, from most recent to earliest.
history is an alias defined with
alias history='fc -l'
For further information, see fc.
contains the path name of the history file.
gives the maximum number of previous commands that are accessible.
Possible exit status values are:
Failure due to any of the following:
An invalid command line option or argument.
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