Ubuntu enable bash history


I observed that in Ubuntu 12.04 by default bash history not enabled that is, history not stored in .bash_history file.

When I am looking at .bash_history file permissions its owned by root user and root group.

Due to this history is not stored in .bash_history.

To resolve this issue I changed owner and group of the .bash_history file  (in our case its guest user and guest group) with following command:

$ chown guest:guest .bash_history

After updating owner and group history is getting stored in .bash_history file.


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