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bash history

The Bourne Shell never included history, but the Korn Shell did as did the C Shell. 

GNU bash, version 2.04.21(1)-release (i386-redhat-linux-gnu)
I set HISTSIZE to 10, and it appeared to work correctly adding new commands and deleting older 

On 7 Mar 2002 at 3:49, Rob Ransbottom wrote:

> If I recall correctly Bourne shell behavior in System V
> was to save the last commands into the history file.
> Or maybe it was early ksh.
> With GNU bash, version 2.03.0(1)-release (i386-pc-linux-gnu),
> I get HISTSIZE lines of history, then new commands are not
> entered into history.  The history file is repeatedly
> truncated at the same point.
> This seems inconsistent with the documentation.
> Am I missing a switch someplace or what?
> rob                     Live the dream.
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