Al Plant wrote:
Polytropon wrote:Allthough I'm not familiar with the particular problem you described, I observed that the history sometimes (!) does not survive a reboot. It may have to do with a situation where more than one shell is running. Idea: The last shell closed (even forced) saves its history, so the history of the other shells gets lost.I've set those globally in /etc/csh.cshrc: set history = 100 set savehist = 100 Sometimes, history survives, sometimes it doesn't. Very strange...Aloha Poly,I'm glad to have somebody confirm this. I thought it was funny that this was happening.I have earlier CURRENT 8 running on a couple of machines and they never acted this way.This is root that is doing this on my test box. set history = 100 set savehistory = 100 are in the .cshrc file. I'll look in /etc/csh.cshrc Thanks...
Yeah. The history mechanism in tcsh doesn't cope very well with multiple ttys being closed down at once, as you tend to find when logging out of an X session. You get the history from just one of those shells.
It's not a complete cure, but telling the shell to merge it's history with what's already there: set history = 500 set savehist = (1000 merge) This helps, but it is not completely reliable when several shells are shutdown in quick succession. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard Flat 3 PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate Kent, CT11 9PW
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