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    How to get date and time displayed for each command

    I came across a video where a guy had the date and time for each command he entered displayed
    command line time and date.PNG
    does anyone know how to do this?

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    By the looks of it, thats ZSH (rather than bash), with a custom theme.

    You would need to change your shell to zsh (and I would highly recommend 'oh my zsh' afterwards too - too
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    thanks i will have a look, i believe i have managed to do it just using bash though.

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    This was how i did mine in bash

    root@ocalhost:~#leafpad .bashrc

    once leafpad is opened I browse to the condition
    if [ "$color_prompt" = yes ]; then
    PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;31m\]\u@\h\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;34m\]\w\[\033[00m\]\$ '
    PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\u@\h:\w\$ '

    in this condition i commented out the line (this is the default primary prompt string) below
    # PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;31m\]\u@\h\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;34m\]\w\[\033[00m\]\$ '

    this will ignore the line and leave it as a backup just in case you want to revert back. a new line was added just below the above line:

    PS1='\[\e]0;\u@\h: \w\a\]${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;31m\]\u@\h[\d \T]\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;34m\]\w\[\033[00m\]#'

    logout of linux and then login..thats it a will see the primary prompt string as
    root@localhost[Wed Jun 18 11:50:09]:

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