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Re: Bash's declare -p HISTIGNORE brings bash to a halt! Why?

From: Tim Friske
Subject: Re: Bash's declare -p HISTIGNORE brings bash to a halt! Why?
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2014 01:52:18 +0100

Hi Chet,

hmm ... I simplified the pattern to "+([^[:space:]])". It works on
when I let bash expand files but it does not keep bash from adding
"word" commands such as "cd", "pwd", etc. My history related settings
are as follows:

shopt -s extglob

declare -x HISTSIZE="10000"
declare -x HISTFILESIZE="10000"
declare -x histchars="!^#"
declare -x HISTIGNORE="+([^[:space:]])"
declare -x HISTCONTROL="ignorespace:ignoredups:erasedups"
declare -x HISTTIMEFORMAT="%FT%T  "
declare -x HISTFILE="/home/tifr/.cache/bash/history"

Any ideas as to how to correctly assign the "+([^[:space:]])" pattern
to the "HISTIGNORE" variable? By the way I'm setting the history
related variables from my ".bash_login" file. That is why I'm
exporting them.

Thank you very much for your help.

Kind regards

2014/1/11 Tim Friske <address@hidden>:
> Hi,
> executing the following code in GNU bash, Version 4.2.45(1)-release
> (x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu), Fedora 19 ...
>     shopt -s extglob
>     export 
> HISTIGNORE="!(+(!([[\:space\:]]))+([[\:space\:]])+(!([[\:space\:]])))"
>     declare -p HISTIGNORE
> ... brings bash to a full stop. It does not print a command prompt
> hereafter. Why is that.
> Background:
> All I want to tell bash is to ignore any simple, i.e. one word
> command. Bash should not remember command lines like `cd`, `pwd`,
> `history`, etc. My original definition of the `HISTIGNORE` variable
> looked like this:
>     export HISTIGNORE="!(+(!([[:space:]]))+([[:space:]])+(!([[:space:]])))"
> I added a `\` backslash character before each `:` colon character
> because according to the `bash` info pages the latter separates each
> (extended) shell glob, i.e. pattern from another. Without escaping the
> single pattern does not have any effect and a simple command still
> makes it into history.
> Cheers
> Tim

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