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Re: HISTCONTROL=erasedups

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: HISTCONTROL=erasedups
Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 09:30:25 -0400

> Chet Ramey wrote:
> > If you want to force the history file to be completely rewritten, you
> > can use `history -w' at shell exit to rewrite it.  There is, unfortunately,
> > currently no easy way to force the `rewrite-at-exit' behavior.
> Could a shell trap be used to do this?
>   trap 'history -w' EXIT

That's the way to force `history -w' at shell exit.  There is no variable
setting to make that behavior the default without using a trap, however.


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