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Re: greater-than + number sign = newlines in history

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: greater-than + number sign = newlines in history
Date: Mon, 4 May 2020 08:58:08 -0400
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On 5/3/20 2:28 AM, Tobias Wendorff wrote:

> Bash Version: 5.0
> Patch Level: 3
> Release Status: release
> Description:
> When creating a here document containing the greater-than sign followed
> by number sign, newlines get added to Bash history:
> ```
> $ history
>   1  cat << 'EOF' > /dev/null
> <#a
> <#b
> EOF> ```

Thanks for the report. It's not the less-than sign; it's the hash character
that makes the difference. The command-oriented history mode has to pay
attention to those, because shell comments are one place where you can't
replace a newline with a semicolon. It just needs to also pay attention to
the fact that bash is reading a here-document.

This was reported and fixed in October, 2019, and the fix is in the devel

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

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