How can I view the terminal history for a specific date?

For example today is 4-apr and I want to view the history of 31-mar


You can set the history format to include the date using the following:


Then filter for a specific date using grep:

history | grep "31/03"

More info:

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    Note that HISTTIMEFORMAT should already have been set during this period, or bash will just use today's date. – muru Apr 5 '17 at 2:16
  • @Kamil - thanks for the message about HISTTIMEFORMAT! – Yaron Apr 5 '17 at 12:09
  • @kulwinder1986 - if I've answered your question please accept / up-vote my answer. – Yaron Jul 30 '17 at 12:23

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