View a range of bash history
history, you can use
fc, which allow you select range:
fc -l 4 7
If you must use history command, pipe it through sed or awk:
history | sed -n '10,20p' history | awk 'NR >= 10 && NR <= 20'
Otherwise cuonglm's answer is better option.
Using history with a grep on the line numbers around the command I'm looking for works best for me.
For instance I'm looking for what I did around
ping mybox, more or less 20 lines.
$ history | grep "ping mybox"
20325 ping mybox
20325 so I just have to grep the lines starting by a number in the
$ history | grep ^203[2-3][0-9]