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Re: History counts backwards


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: History counts backwards
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2004 16:29:21 -0500

> Machine Type: i586-suse-linux
> 
> Bash Version: 3.0
> Patch Level: 0
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
> 
> While submitting my previous bug report (on trap) I was surprised to
> get odd history sequence numbers from a subshell:
> 
>         bow:487> bash
>         bow:2:500> trap 1 2 15
>         bow:2:499> kill -15 $$
>         bash: 1: command not found
>         bow:2:498> ls
>         pc140004.jpg  pc140026.jpg  pc160053.jpg  pc160060.jpg  pc160070.jpg
>         pc140007.jpg  pc140028.jpg  pc160054.jpg  pc160061.jpg  pc160075.jpg
>         pc140008.jpg  pc150034.jpg  pc160057.jpg  pc160063.jpg
>         pc140011.jpg  pc150035.jpg  pc160058.jpg  pc160064.jpg
>         pc140012.jpg  pc160052.jpg  pc160059.jpg  pc160068.jpg
>         bow:2:492> echo a
>         a
>         bow:2:493> echo b
>         b
>         bow:2:494> echo c
>         c
>         bow:2:495> exit
>         bow:487> 
> 
> I wasn't doing anything with shells in other windows at the time.  As
> you can see, eventually it decided to start counting forwards again.

Did you happen to have HISTCONTROL set?

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