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Re: Commandline history recall not working properly


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Commandline history recall not working properly
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 10:34:11 -0400

> I am facing a problem on the console with bash.  Bash simply does
> not remember my commands in the right order.  Most of the commands I
> type in a login session are forgotten in the next session.  Moving the
> Up and Down arrow keys navigates a highly incorrect and incomplete
> command history.  Even doing a Ctrl-R for reverse search almost never
> finds any command I entered in any previous session. 

It may be that you're saving the contents of multiple sessions to the same
history file, whose size is limited to 1000 entries.

Chet

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``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer

Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.tis.case.edu/~chet/




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