5 Replies Latest reply on Sep 1, 2010 2:09 PM by Dave.Mishchenko

    history of commands

    tdubb123 Master

      How do I allow a history of commands in esxi? when i log out they history is no longer there

        • 1. Re: history of commands
          Troy Clavell Guru
          User ModeratorsvExpert

          what happens if you type

          history
          

          at the cli?

          • 2. Re: history of commands
            tdubb123 Master

            You have activated Tech Support Mode.

            The time and date of this activation have been sent to the system logs.

             

            VMware offers supported, powerful system administration tools.  Please

            see www.vmware.com/go/sysadmintools for details.

             

            Tech Support Mode may be disabled by an administrative user.

            Please consult the ESXi Configuration Guide for additional

            important information.

             

            ~ # history

            -ash: history: not found

            • 3. Re: history of commands
              MentholMoose Hot Shot

              The ash shell may not include a command history. Check if there's a history logfile in the user's home directory (would be hidden, so use ls -a to show everything). For bash the file is .bash_history so maybe check for an .ash_history file.

               

               

               

               

               

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              Kirk Kosinski

              VCP 4, MCITP: EA/VA/EDA7

              • 4. Re: history of commands
                tdubb123 Master

                I do not see a history file

                 

                drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root                512 Aug 31 13:57 .

                drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root                512 Aug 31 13:57 ..

                -rw-rr    1 root     root                  0 May 19 00:15 .emptytgz

                lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root                 49 Aug 31 13:57 altbootbank -> /vmfs/volumes/6e1ece7a-f139b648-a2b7-02dc64a1ab46

                drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root                512 Aug 31 13:54 bin

                lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root                 49 Aug 31 13:57 bootbank -> /vmfs/volumes/f5054873-aeeeffa7-8338-0152faea1295

                drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root                512 Sep  1 12:06 dev

                drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root                512 Aug 31 13:57 etc

                drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root                512 Aug 31 13:54 lib

                drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root                512 Aug 31 13:54 lib64

                -rwx------    1 root     root              12392 Aug 31 13:01 local.tgz

                lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root                  6 Aug 31 13:57 locker -> /store

                drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root                512 May 18 23:57 opt

                drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root             131072 Sep  1 12:06 proc

                lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root                 23 Aug 31 13:57 productLocker -> /locker/packages/4.1.0/

                drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root                512 Aug 31 13:54 sbin

                lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root                 49 Aug 31 13:57 scratch -> /vmfs/volumes/4c6adc4f-118f5e5b-ba4d-002564fd1051

                lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root                 49 Aug 31 13:57 store -> /vmfs/volumes/3c3693e8-f77a642a-1910-5c6bdcb26d3a

                drwxrwxrwt    1 root     root                512 Sep  1 12:01 tmp

                drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root                512 Aug 31 13:54 usr

                drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root                512 Aug 31 13:54 var

                drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root                512 Aug 31 13:54 vmfs

                drwxr-xr-x    1 root     root                512 Aug 31 13:54 vmimages

                lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root                 18 May 19 00:15 vmupgrade -> /locker/vmupgrade/

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                • 5. Re: history of commands
                  Dave.Mishchenko Guru
                  User Moderators

                  I believe busybox is compiled with history disabled so a fix would involve updating the source code and then recompiling it.




                  Dave

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