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Re: Builtin history -r does not work with named pipes (i.e. GNU readline

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Builtin history -r does not work with named pipes (i.e. GNU readline's histfile.c read_history_range)
Date: Mon, 29 May 2017 17:05:20 -0400
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On 5/29/17 4:40 PM, dualbus wrote:
> On Mon, May 29, 2017 at 04:17:16PM -0400, Chet Ramey wrote:
> [...]
>> So the bug is that readline doesn't print an error message if the history
>> file isn't a regular file?
> Correct. Another problem is that the history builtin doesn't propagate
> back a meaningful return code indicating that there was a problem.

OK, that's an easy fix. It wasn't clear whether this was the problem, or
whether the original poster was complaining that the lack of support for
non-regular files was the bug. Thanks.


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