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Re: multi-line commands in the history get split when bash is quit


From: Jon Seymour
Subject: Re: multi-line commands in the history get split when bash is quit
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 11:51:34 +1100

In the version I was using a line that began with # and perhaps a timestamp 
separated each entry of the history in a way that in principle preserved 
information about the entry boundary even though this information is not used 
by bash on the subsequent start.

jon.

On 06/02/2011, at 11:24, Michael Witten <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 5, 2011 at 18:02, Jon Seymour <address@hidden> wrote:
>> The version I tried on Linux 3.2.25 does have a .bash_history
>> format that could support it, but it still behaved the same way.
> 
> How do you mean?
> 
> I'm running bash version "4.1.9(2)-release" on GNU/Linux, and the
> resulting history file doesn't seem like it's storing anything more
> than lines of text naively dumped from the multi-line example.



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