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


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Bash's declare -p HISTIGNORE brings bash to a halt! Why?
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2014 20:55:02 -0500
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On 1/11/14, 8:48 PM, Tim Friske wrote:
> Hi Chet,
> 
> apparently bash does not recognize the ":" colon characters in POSIX
> character classes when assigned to the "HISTIGNORE" variable.
> 
> I tried to set the "HISTIGNORE" variable directly from within a
> non-login, interactive session. But still I cannot convince bash's
> history with the following definitions:
> 
> 1.) HISTIGNORE="+([[:word:]])"

This actually works fine for me, as long as extglob is set.

> 2.) HISTIGNORE="+([^[:space:]])"

As does this.

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