Since updating to Big Sur, the history command (terminal) shows only the last 16 commands. Do you have any ideas how to get the full history back?

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    Which shell are you using?
    – nohillside
    Jul 2 at 14:39

I am meeting this issue as well. It seems since recent updates the history command is set up to show only a bunch from the most recent entries, instead of the whole command history as it were. I can't seem to get help by RTFM or various attempted commands such as -h --help etc.

This is impractical for me, I would like to search the whole history using grep. In the meantime a workaround is to cat ~/.zsh_history

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