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I use tcsh and have the following in my .cshrc file. But the .history file is not updated as and when I execute a command. Is there anyway so that .history file is updated every time I execute a command ?

set history=500
set savehist=1
set histfile = ~/.history
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migrated from May 30 '13 at 2:27

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You can manually update the file with history -S

In tcsh, you can make an alias that runs when each command is actually executed:

alias precmd 'history -S'
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