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Re: [bash-bug] no local bash_history created or written to if existing (

From: Dr. Werner Fink
Subject: Re: [bash-bug] no local bash_history created or written to if existing (~/.bash_history
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2011 12:14:24 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Tue, Mar 08, 2011 at 09:40:26PM -0500, Chet Ramey wrote:
> On 3/8/11 11:12 AM, Chet Ramey wrote:
> > I might be able to finesse this particular case based on the state that
> > readline exports to the calling application.  
> I think I was able to do that.  Try the attached patch; it works for me.
> It identifies a single specific common case and allows the history to be
> saved in that case.  I think that case minimizes the chances of deadlock,
> but it requires much more testing before I will be convinced.  Please help
> me out by testing it.

The patch does its work, thanks a lot.

> Yes, I know that it's not 100% safe and will run unsafe functions from a
> signal handler.  I will devise a better fix for later, but that will
> require changes to readline (so it can catch SIGHUP) that will have to
> wait.


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