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Re: history -r in .bashrc ignores HISTTIMEFORMAT

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: history -r in .bashrc ignores HISTTIMEFORMAT
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2015 12:31:02 -0500
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On 1/10/15 12:52 PM, Georges Kesseler wrote:

> Bash Version: 4.2
> Patch Level: 45
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>     "history -r" called inside .bashrc does not respect HISTTIMEFORMAT.
> Reads timestamps in as
>         history entries. Calling "history -r" on a command prompt works as
> expected.
> Repeat-By:
>     Put the following into .profile / .bashrc
>            lastfile="$(ls -rt history*)"
>            history -r "$lastfile"
>            HISTFILE=~/history$(date +%Y%m%d-%H%M%S)
>         then start new shell, type some commands, exit
>         start second shell, view history

Try adding an assignment to histchars before the call to `history -r':


The history comment character needs to be initialized before reading
the history file.

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