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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 09:11:53 -0400
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On 5/3/20 9:58 AM, Tobias Wendorff wrote:

> On IRC, an user gave me the hint to set `shopt -s lithist`, which seems
> to work. The documentation of `lithist` is very ambiguous, so I don't
> know the downside of this option.

It means that the history list contains the command as you typed it, with
bash in command-oriented history mode trying its best to keep multi-line
commands in the same history entry.

``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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