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Re: Random loss of bash history

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: Random loss of bash history
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2014 15:13:33 -0600
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

Darshit Shah wrote:
> I'm running Bash 4.3.30(1)-release on Arch Linux. Recently after I rebooted
> by system I realized that all my Bash History had been erased. The
> ~/.bash_history file existed, but it was completely empty.
> The situation occurred just now once again. I boot up my system and realize
> that I have no bash history at all. The issue does not occur at every boot,
> it's random and I am unable to correlate the two instances in which this has
> happened to me.
> I haven't any idea as to how I should debug this problem to provide more
> information. Could you please start out by helping me there?

What type of file system is your ~/.bash_history located upon?  This
sounds like a deja vu from the ext4 file system.  Do you observe any
other zero sized files after a reboot?


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