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Re: scratch/tzz/tramp-histfile-override ef6a691: Introduce tramp-histfil

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: scratch/tzz/tramp-histfile-override ef6a691: Introduce tramp-histfile-override.
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:33:47 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.130012 (Ma Gnus v0.12) Emacs/25.0.50 (darwin)

On Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:52:40 -0700 Davis Herring <address@hidden> wrote: 

TZ> +(defcustom tramp-histfile-override "/dev/null"
TZ> +  "Whether the HISTFILE should be overridden to something.  Set
TZ> +to nil to disable the override."
TZ> +  :group 'tramp
TZ> +  :type '(choice (const :tag "Do not override HISTFILE" nil)
TZ> +                 (const :tag "Empty the history (/dev/null)" "/dev/null")
TZ> +                 (string :tag "Redirect to a file")))
TZ> +

DH> This may be a trivial difference, but isn't it cleaner to unset HISTFILE
DH> than to set it to "/dev/null"?

Hi Davis,

this was pre-existing in Tramp.  I think the difference is that
unsetting HISTFILE does not disable history.


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