Quick tip: track command history in zsh

11 Jul 2015

I switched from bash to zsh a few months ago and it’s been mostly sweet. I noticed that it wasn’t tracking my command history, so I did a little googling and got it working by adding these commands to my ~/.zshrc:

export HISTFILE=~/.zsh_history
export SAVEHIST=1000

I picked 1000 kind of randomly; a bigger number would probably be fine or nice.