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Re: history shows edited lines not the lines actually ran


From: L A Walsh
Subject: Re: history shows edited lines not the lines actually ran
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2018 21:03:23 -0700
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Description:
        when you edit a line from your bash history, history shows the edited 
version, even if you never ran it
        ewriting history is generally considered bad in most contexts,
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   Only if you do something to a relative
that causes you not to be born. (humor)

 and i found this to be counter intuitive and can't think of why anyone would 
want it this way
   Bash history isn't an audit trail.  It's a convenience for the user and
a way to be able to recall commands and how you did something 2 years ago (if you keep your history around and keep it searchable).

   As for usefulness... haven't you ever had to type in a password on the
command line? Or, at least had it be easier to do so, but I really don't like
leaving it in a file, so I usually scroll up to the line w/the password and
just delete the line.  Problem solved.

   As for adding things I never did -- not something I've ever had a need
for, so never have done it.  But the delete and merging of duplicates across
history files (they are recorded / terminal, so they usually don't overwrite
each other unless I start another copy of bash to preserve a previous
environment.








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