On 3/10/18 8:27 AM, Janek Warchoł wrote:
> Hello,
> I have noticed a strange behavior when working with bash "history" command.
> Every command in history has its index, and I expected that clearing
> history should reset this index to zero. However, running history -c
> actually decrements this index by HISTSIZE, so that following commands will
> not be numbered from 1.
> This can happen e.g. when you set HISTFILESIZE to a bigger value than
> HISTSIZE. In that case running "history -c; history -r" repeatedly will
> keep incrementing command indices, while I think it should not.

That was changed back in December, 2016, and the change is in the devel
branch.  Look at lib/readline/history.c:clear_history().

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