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bash history


On Thu, 7 Mar 2002, 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?

Are yo doing this under X with multiple terminal windows? Or perhaps using 
startx from a command-line login? Multiple instances of bash don't know 
about each other, so the last one to exit gets the last chance to 
overwrite .bash_history.

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