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Re: Bash history when running several term sessions to same account


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Bash history when running several term sessions to same account
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 16:18:04 -0500

> How do I make the history from one term session available to another
> term session?
> 
> I might be in a different term session when I want to run the command
> line first typed in a different session.
> 
> Both terms are logged into the same account on a Linux Mandrake 8.1
> server.  If I type in a length command linein one window, how and when
> does it become available in the other?  It's all logged to the same
> ~/.bash_history file isn't it?

Each bash instance keeps the history list in memory.  The list is
written to the history file on exit or when told to using `history -w'
or `history -a'.

-- 
``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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