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~/.octaverc and OCTAVE_HISTSIZE

From: Mike Miller
Subject: ~/.octaverc and OCTAVE_HISTSIZE
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 09:44:37 -0500 (CDT)
User-agent: Alpine 2.00 (DEB 1167 2008-08-23)

I have done a lot of searching but I come up relatively empty-handed. I would have thought there would be a sample .octaverc somewhere out there, or some clear instruction on what sorts of things can go in the octaverc.

I want to set OCTAVE_HISTSIZE to some value. I tried this in the ~/.octaverc file but I think it was not doing what I want:


This worked from the bash command line:

export OCTAVE_HISTSIZE=20000

But I would prefer not to have to include that in the ~/.bashrc because it is octave-specific. I think it should go on ~/.octaverc, but I don't know how that is supposed to be done. So what's the trick? Thanks in advance.


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