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This may be a duplicate so feel free to close and point me in the right direction but is there a way of getting Unix style command line recall in windows.

E.g. Opening a new command window and using the up arrow key will recall the last x number of statements.

I know this works in the command window per command window session but is there a way to persist across sessions?

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Take Command Console LE is a free replacement for the Windows command prompt. Amongst its many features, it supports command history across several sessions. You can save it in an History File so its saved for future sessions.

Run the "option" command in TCCLE and enter a path to a file in the "History File:" field on the "Command Line" tab.

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