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Re: History counts backwards

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: History counts backwards
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2004 08:39:14 -0500

> > Did you happen to have HISTCONTROL set?
> Yes, it's set to "erasedups".

Well, then it's easily possible for the history number to go backward as
you observed.  If you're at the limit (500), but the `erasedups' setting
causes a number of previous history entries to be removed, the number of
the last history entry will decrease.


``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet )
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.tis.cwru.edu/~chet/

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