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Re: feature-request: don't count history time comment lines when in HIST


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: feature-request: don't count history time comment lines when in HISTFILESIZE
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:48:47 -0400
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On 3/25/15 2:07 PM, Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:
> Hey.
> 
> When HISTTIMEFORMAT is used the history time comment lines are written
> to HISTFILE.
> Therefore, HISTFILESIZE is effectively only half as large.
> 
> Would it be possible to simply not count the history time comment lines
> when enforcing HISTFILESIZE?

The history file truncation code already skips lines that look like history
timestamps.  Look at history.c:history_truncate_file().

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