[Tcsh] History merging bug?

Eran Leshem eran at leshem.life
Sat Apr 22 23:05:22 UTC 2023


I've reported this problem (or a very similar one) here: https://github.com/tcsh-org/tcsh/issues/41


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From: Tcsh [mailto:tcsh-bounces at astron.com] On Behalf Of Kimmo Suominen
Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2023 12:23 PM
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Subject: [Tcsh] History merging bug?


The manual says his about the savehist variable:

> If the second word is set to ‘merge’, the history list is merged
> with the existing history file instead of replacing it (if there is
> one) and sorted by time stamp and the most recent events are retained.

If I have:

    set history=(1024) savehist=(1024 merge)

then the most recent events always disappear (not saved in ~/.history).

If I have:

    set history=(1024) savehist(2048 merge)

then the new events are getting added to ~/.history, although I wonder
if it keeps working after ~/.history has reached 2048 entries in size.

Anyone else having an issue with this?

+ Kimmo
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