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(). -- ``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU c...@case.edu http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/