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Re: Issues with history substitution and its documentation

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Issues with history substitution and its documentation
Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 11:20:48 -0500
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On 11/5/19 11:44 AM, Jim Monte wrote:
The availability of the % string only after a command unrelated to it (not
using !??) is executed as shown below is not documented, but it probably
falls under the category of a bug. That is, it seems reasonable that both
echo "!%" commands should behave as the second one does.
[root@localhost ~]# bash
[root@localhost ~]# echo "!%"
bash: !: event not found

If there is no history list, and hence no history entries, there are no
events to find. Hence the error message.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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