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


From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: Bash history when running several term sessions to same account
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 11:00:23 -0500
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Chet Ramey <address@hidden> wrote:
>> How do I make the history from one term session available to another
>> term session?
>
> 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'.

Does "history -a" reset the notion of the "beginning of the current
session" for future invocations of itself so that the same history
entry is never written twice?  And is "history -n" very intelligent?
Would it work to put "history -n; history -a" in $PROMPT_COMMAND?


paul



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