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Re: Please improve documentation of "history -a"


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Please improve documentation of "history -a"
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 16:25:25 -0400
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On 6/9/15 7:42 PM, Reuben Thomas wrote:
> At least in bash 4.3, the documentation for history -a says:
> 
>           Append the new history lines (history lines entered since the
>           beginning of the current Bash session) to the history file.
> 
> This is unfortunately misleading, since it suggests that the technique of
> adding "history -a" to one's PROMPT_COMMAND, as suggested here:
> 
> http://heyrod.com/snippet/s/always-append-bash-history.html

Thanks for the report.  I will clarify the text.

Chet

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