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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 12:15:41 +1100

Here's the format I see in my history.

#1296950184
for i in 1 2
do
echo $i
done
#1296950194
exit

HISTTIMEFORMAT is:

HISTTIMEFORMAT='[%m.%d.%y] %T   '


bash -version is:

GNU bash, version 3.2.25(1)-release (i686-redhat-linux-gnu)
Copyright (C) 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

jon.


On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 11:51 AM, Jon Seymour <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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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