Terminal History seems to be gone often


Is there a trick to getting the terminal history to be retained. Often after I return to a VM the individual terminals history is gone. I type in ‘history’ and get ‘1 history’. All of my previous commands are simply gone. I have noticed this on several occasions.

How is the history supposed to work and is there a setting somewhere I should review.



I noticed this happens specifically after I cycle the machine.


this behavior is kind of sucky, especially when i’m taking a class.

example - after about 30 online modules over 3 days - now EVERYTHING in command history is…well GONE.

not just kind of sucky - TOTALLY sucky.

i would be glad to run some command every so often that would somehow retain the command history of my login.

pretty sad, actually. enough to make me think twice about using cloud9 anymore.