bash history not restored

Victor Ott
Fri May 21 03:10:00 GMT 1999

Ian Zimmerman wrote:
> No matter what I do, I can't seem to make bash restore the command
> history from .bash_history when it starts.  During a session,
> interactive history mode works; moreover, current history is saved to
> the file when session ends.  But the next session will again start with
> empty history :-[
> Running Cygwin-b20.1, NT Workstation SP4, FAT fs, text mount.

I think it's the text mount. As far I've seen, bash imports history
entries from past bash sessions only when 'binmode' is set in CYGWIN
env. var., and that's what I am doing. Others might have other

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