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Re: History setting broken on latest bash??

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: History setting broken on latest bash??
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 15:50:38 -0500

> Hi, I've always loved the "set -o vi" command history mechanism. Till
> recently I've always set this in my startup file. However, on recent
> versions of linux if I set this in any startup file, not only does it not
> work but it then prevents it from being set manually and have it work.
> I read in the manual "on non-interactive shells set -o vi ...." sort of
> implying this behaviour, except although startup files are non-interactive
> they are designed to setup the shell for interactive use. I get a little sick
> of having to type "set -o vi" everytime I log into a new machine.
> Surely this is a bug? Or is there some new way of getting that behaviour
> set automatically? Or is someone just trying to make it really nifty
> like a dos shell whereby you have to type "doskey" to get it as well and is 
> thus
> it really is a neat new feature ;-)

Does the problem described in question F6 of the Bash FAQ apply?

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet)

Chet Ramey, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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