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Re: Comment before 'else' on CLI, does not save to history correctly


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Comment before 'else' on CLI, does not save to history correctly
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2019 08:32:04 -0400
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On 7/23/19 9:16 PM, Anthony Thyssen wrote:

> OS:  Fedora 28,  Running on a Dell Latitude E7450
> Standard RPM Package: bash-4.4.23-1.fc28.x86_64
> 
> 
> if you type a multi-line if-then-else-fi  statement with a command before the 
> else.
> Bash does not add a semi-colon before the else when saving to history.
> 
> Type into command line (watch out for no-break-spaces added by mail)...
> 
> 
> if true
> then echo yes
> # comment - required to activate bug
> else echo no
> fi
> 
> this works fine!  outputting "yes"
> But if you look at the history
> 
> history|grep i\\f|tail -1
> 
> Returning...
> 
>   830  if true; then echo "yes" else echo "no"; fi

Thanks for the report. This was fixed in bash-5.0.

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