[Tcsh] How is merge in savehist supposed to work?

Dr. Werner Fink werner at suse.de
Wed Jul 19 11:06:41 UTC 2023

On 2023/07/14 09:32:43 +0300, Kimmo Suominen wrote:
> This is how the manual page documents the merge setting:
>     If the second word of savehist 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.
> I'm not sure sethistory() is the correct place to fix this: the merge
> option should impact saving the history. It should not impact loading the
> history, and it should not discard history entries when the size of the
> history is changed.
> I have not yet tried the patch, but I will when I have some time.

Just to be curious ... do you have a result?  I've a customer which is
waiting for a working tcsh with merge in history enabled.


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