In Linux, we need to know history with its exact time. But in Linux like RHEL or CentOS history doesn’t contain time. So by default it is not possible to knoBashw history time in Linux. But we can make it possible with a small change.

This is default view of history command.

[user@local-srv11 ~]$ history
1 ls
2 ll
3 history
4 ping
5 stat /etc/hosts
6 cd /var/lib
7 ls
8 cd libvirt/
9 ls
10 df -hl
11 ip a
12 cd
13 history

Here we can see there is no information for any of commands time, so in case you like to track time with events, it would bit complex and difficult to find out the exact time of process and command run by user.
What we can do, edit ~/.bash_profile of user, this will provide you time infomration for that user only.

[user@local-srv11 ~]$ cat .bash_profile
# .bash_profile# Get the aliases and functions
if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
. ~/.bashrc

# User specific environment and startup programs

export HISTTIMEFORMAT="%T %d-%b-%Y "

export PATH

You need to logout user and login again or use command source ~/.bash_profile

In case you want to make it for complete system, then edit /etc/bashrc

#echo "export HISTTIMEFORMAT="%T %d-%b-%Y "" >> /etc/bashrc

We can use various formats mentioned in man page in date comand. Some examples mentioned below.
%b     locale’s abbreviated month name (e.g., Jan)
%B     locale’s full month name (e.g., January)
%h     same as %b
%H     hour (00..23)
%I     hour (01..12)
%j     day of year (001..366)
%k     hour ( 0..23)
%l     hour ( 1..12)
%m     month (01..12)
%M     minute (00..59)