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Re: Default time for unmarked history lines


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Default time for unmarked history lines
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2016 09:25:05 -0500
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On 1/7/16 11:21 PM, Eduardo A. Bustamante López wrote:

> BTW, the timestamp = 0 thing is a bug in readline. Since it uses (time_t) 0 as
> a return value for errors in history_get_time, and later there's code similar
> to this:
> 
>     t = history_get_time(...)
>     if(t)
>       strftime(...)
>     else
>       strcat(..., "??")
> 
> It considers 0 as an invalid value.

It's not a bug; it's a distinguished value the history library won't write.
All bets are off if you manually change the history file.

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