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Re: Bash history weirdness

From: John
Subject: Re: Bash history weirdness
Date: Sun, 4 Oct 2009 15:50:52 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: slrn/pre1.0.0-2 (Linux)

On  3 Oct 2009 at 20:19, Wanna-Be Sys Admin wrote:
> John wrote:
>> If I do "history -w" then it writes the current history to
>> ~/.bash_history as expected.
>> But if I do "history -a" then ~/.bash_history doesn't get changed, and
>> from the modification time it hasn't been touched at all.
> Where they "new" history lines, or did you run that right after -w?

Yes, there was history to write!

Actually what happened was that I noticed "history -a" wasn't working,
then tried "history -w" and was surprised to find that it *did* work.

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