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Re: Random loss of bash history


From: Pierre Gaston
Subject: Re: Random loss of bash history
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:33:35 +0300

On Fri, Oct 10, 2014 at 11:40 AM, Linda Walsh <address@hidden> wrote:

> You DID read the release notes and changes from 4.2->4.3.
>
> Someone had the bright idea that .. in 4.2, '0' meant no limit in
> history (in bash and readline)... but in 4.3, '0' means 0 and throw
> away history while negative values mean keep it all.
>
> Perhaps you were hit by this brilliant new feature -- no doubt
> a new POSIX blessing.
>

Your ironic stance won't help your case.
Especially when what you describe is not true, 0 in 4.2 means 0.

$ HISTSIZE=10
$ echo $BASH_VERSION
4.2.53(1)-release
$ history
  999  PS1=\$\
 1000  HIST_SIZE=10
 1001  echo $BASH_VERSION
 1002  history
$ HISTSIZE=0
$ history
$


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