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Re: [PATCH] Add shopt to enable writing history to syslog at runtime

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add shopt to enable writing history to syslog at runtime
Date: Sun, 20 May 2018 15:19:38 -0400
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On 5/18/18 5:34 AM, Luca Boccassi wrote:
> Currently writing history to syslog can be enabled at compile time by
> editing config-top.h and rebuilding.
> To allow more flexibility, and to allow users of distributions to
> enable this feature at runtime without having to rebuild bash, add a
> "syslog" shopt.
> To maintain backward compatibility keep using SYSLOG_HISTORY as before
> to enable logging to syslog unconditionally.

There is already code to implement equivalent functionality in the devel
branch. It, like SYSLOG_HISTORY, has to be enabled at compile time. I
don't like the feature in general -- it's an invasion of privacy -- and
I don't think it needs to be any easier to enable.


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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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