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Re: tramp (2.2.9-24.4); Tramp clears .bash_history

From: Andy Moreton
Subject: Re: tramp (2.2.9-24.4); Tramp clears .bash_history
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:44:44 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (windows-nt)

On Wed 25 Mar 2015, Michael Albinus wrote:

> Oleg Kostyuchenko <address@hidden> writes:
>> Thanks Michael, I didn't know about this variable.
>> Anyway, shouldn't this option be set to nil or to something like
>> ".tramp_history" by default?
>> Clearing .bash_history by default seems a highly destructive behavior.
> It was discussed in Emacs bug#19731. Well, I really don't know what
> shall be the default, because other people have expressed different
> preferences ... and it is an old topic, discussed again and again over
> the years.
> Anyway, I will document it in Emacs 25 etc/NEWS file. I've forgotten that.
>> Oleg
> Best regards, Michael.

A user preference is a sensible idea, but having the default setting
destroy the user's data seems to be a very bad idea.

I would consider this to be a serious bug, not a feature.


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