If you need to see what and who is typing what in your linux box this is the procedure to make it happen.

Start by editing this.

sudo -e /etc/bash.bashrc

Append to the end of that file:
export PROMPT_COMMAND='RETRN_VAL=$?;logger -p local6.debug "$(whoami) [$$]: $(history 1 | sed "s/^[ ]*[0-9]\+[ ]*//" ) [$RETRN_VAL]"'

Set up logging for “local6” with a new file:

sudo -e /etc/rsyslog.d/bash.conf

And the contents…

local6.*    /var/log/commands.log

Restart rsyslog:

sudo service rsyslog restart

Log out. Log in. Voila!

But I forgot about log rotation:

sudo -e /etc/logrotate.d/rsyslog

There is a list of log files to rotate the same way…


So add the new bash-commands log file in that list: