I'd like to know if I can track commands entered by user in a bash shell, in real time.

What I'm trying to do is something similar to thefuck, but I need to prompt the user as and when he enters new commands into the shell.

Is there any way I could write a hook to bash that kind of lets me wrap my code around it ? Alternatively: is there a way to pull updated bash history? afaik bash writes to history when the shell is exited, unless you run 'history' command in the same terminal.


Put export PROMPT_COMMAND='history -a' to /etc/profile or other profile file. This causes the history -a command to execute before every command prompt display. history -a flushes history to .bash_history immediately.

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