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Re: `history -r` can not read from /dev/stdin ?

From: Techlive Zheng
Subject: Re: `history -r` can not read from /dev/stdin ?
Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 10:11:30 +0800

2012/8/17 Chet Ramey <address@hidden>:
> On 8/16/12 9:17 AM, 郑文辉(Techlive Zheng) wrote:
>> I was trying to reload the bash history file which changed by another
>> bash session with the following commands, but it wouldn't work, please
>> help me, why?
>> ```
>> new_history=$(history -a /dev/stdout)
>> history -c
>> history -r
>> echo "$new_history" | history -r /dev/stdin
>> ```
> One possible cause that springs to mind is the fact that the `history -r'
> at the end of the pipeline is run in a subshell and cannot affect its
> parent's history list.
> --
> ``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
>                  ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
> Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

So, How could I accomplish this kind of thing?

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