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Re: History substitution fails after semi-colon pound

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: History substitution fails after semi-colon pound
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:47:00 -0500
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On 12/17/13, 11:46 AM, Josh Harding wrote:
> Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
> Machine: x86_64
> OS: linux-gnu
> Compiler: gcc
> Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='x86_64'
> -DCONF_OSTYPE='linux-gnu' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu'
> -DCONF_VENDOR='unknown' -DLOCALEDIR='/usr/share/locale'
> -DPACKAGE='bash' -DSHELL -DHAVE_CONFIG_H   -I.  -I. -I./include
> -I./lib  -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -march=x86-64 -mtune=generic -O2 -pipe
> -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4
> -DDEFAULT_PATH_VALUE='/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin'
> -DSTANDARD_UTILS_PATH='/usr/bin' -DSYS_BASHRC='/etc/bash.bashrc'
> -DSYS_BASH_LOGOUT='/etc/bash.bash_logout'
> uname output: Linux astro 3.12.5-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Dec 12
> 12:57:31 CET 2013 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> Machine Type: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
> Bash Version: 4.2
> Patch Level: 45
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>         History substitution fails after a semi-colon and pound sign
> on a command line.

The `#' is the history comment character.  Readline doesn't let double
quote characters quote the comment character.  It never has; I will have
to think about whether or not it should.


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