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Re: 'history -n' should re-read history file if history is cleared


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: 'history -n' should re-read history file if history is cleared
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:36:05 -0400
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On 4/17/17 4:58 PM, Siteshwar Vashisht wrote:
> Reproducer steps :
> 
>> PROMPT_COMMAND="history -a; history -c; history -n"
>> history
> 
> Actual output :
>     2  history
> 
> Expected output:
>   All the older history items from bash history file should be re-read.

Why should explicitly clearing old items from the history cause them to
be treated as new?

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