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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: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:17:09 -0400
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On 3/26/15 8:28 PM, Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:

> So why not make a thrid mode like:
> - if cmdhist=on lithist=not-in-file
>   which keeps:
>     if true; then\n
>     echo foo\n
>     fi
>   in the history
>   but writes the serialised "if true; then echo foo ; fi" to the history
>   file.

Because there are a number of keywords and metacharacters that can be
followed by a newline but not a semicolon (e.g. `while').  There's just
not a one-for-one correspondence.

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