Alan Schussman asks "Is there a word for when you have to reboot for software updates, but have a ton of terminal tabs with a month’s work of personal project history in them that maybe, just maybe I’ll need someday?"
To which I say, "Frustrating."
I have these two bash functions to save and find commands I've run (yes, I have a history going back a large number of years).
$ hsave to save history.
$ sg COMMAND to find how I ran that command before.
Add it to the
~/.bash_logout script, and the terminal's history should save when you close a terminal. I have a large history buffer. As such, I do have a lot of duplicate commands across multiple saved history files. Having 4 windows open all the time doesn't help with that overlapping history either.