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When I enter history | more in Ubuntu terminal I see a list of 1000 - 2000 old commands. How do I view even older history i.e., before 2000?

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Increase history size by setting HISTFILESIZE. Add this line to your $HOME/.bashrc:

export HISTSIZE=9999
export HISTFILESIZE=999999

This will save the 9999 last commands in history.

But there's no way to see older history which already has been deleted.

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