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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 16:54:23 -0400
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On 3/26/15 4:51 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 03/26/2015 01:21 PM, Chet Ramey wrote:
>> 
>> What do you mean "ignore its effect"?  You have newlines embedded
>> in history entries; what do you plan to do about them?
> 
> Can't history lines be recorded as $'...\n...' so as to be one line
> per command, even when the command contained newlines?

The solution cannot be bash-specific; the history library is used by many
other applications.

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