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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: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:21:52 -0400
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On 3/25/15 6:03 PM, Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:
> On Wed, 2015-03-25 at 16:21 -0400, Chet Ramey wrote: 
>> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-bash/2011-02/msg00042.html
> Maybe I've missed something but that thread basically just discussed the
> same issue without giving a solution, right?

It's intended to illustrate that the issue is complex and that solutions
are not simple.

> I understand you concerns about any format changes, that's why my idea
> was to allow "lithist" set but ignore it's effect when the history file
> is written... wouldn't that work out?

What do you mean "ignore its effect"?  You have newlines embedded in
history entries; what do you plan to do about them?

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