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Re: bash: clean history on logout?
On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 5:42 PM, Ian D. Leroux <idleroux%fastmail.fm@localhost>
> On Thu, 01 Sep 2011 16:43 +0200, "feralert" <feralert%gmail.com@localhost>
>> I have a NetBSD 4.0 machine (a few actually) I have taken over from
>> someone lately that doesn't keep bash history from one session to
>> What i have tried so far is:
>> - Check .bash_history is a regular file (not a link)
>> # ls -l .bash_history
>> -rw------- 1 root wheel 10282 Sep 1 12:26 .bash_history
>> - And that the HISTFILE var points to the right file
>> # echo $HISTFILE
>> - looked for .bash_logout, but it doesnt exits.
>> - checked in crontab but there is nothing there.
>> I don't know where else to look so any help would be appreciated.
> From bash(1):
> The maximum number of lines contained in the history file. When this
> variable is assigned a value, the history file is truncated, if
> necessary, to contain no more than that number of lines. The default
> value is 500. The history file is also truncated to this size after
> writing it when an interactive shell exits.
> Setting HISTFILESIZE to 0 might therefore do what you describe seeing.
Sorry, I forgot to add it to the 'tried things' list:
# set | grep -i hist
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