For some reason I get a bash history file in each and every folder where I issue any command. The file is called history rather than the normal .bash_history.

My .bash_profile has the following that affects history.

45 shopt -s histappend

I'm using GNU bash, version 4.3.30(1)-release installed on Mac via Homebrew.

[edit] I just noticed that I only get the file when running in screen


It looks like you are missing a semicolon, try changing it to this PROMPT_COMMAND="history -a; $PROMPT_COMMAND"

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