bash history not restored

Mark Levedahl mark.levedahl@trw.com
Mon May 31 21:10:00 GMT 1999


--- Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd@yahoo.com> wrote:

> This is a bug in the readline/history libraries used by bash.  I
> haven't tracked them down as yet. ...

Simple, really. Bash opens .bash_history in binary mode ONLY with emx.
Following patch fixes things.

Mark Levedahl

diff -ur bash-2.02.1-orig/lib/readline/histfile.c
bash-2.02.1/lib/readline/histfile.c
--- bash-2.02.1-orig/lib/readline/histfile.c Mon Oct 06 12:45:12 1997
+++ bash-2.02.1/lib/readline/histfile.c Tue May 25 08:56:39 1999
@@ -54,15 +54,15 @@
 #  include <strings.h>
 #endif /* !HAVE_STRING_H */

-#if defined (__EMX__)
+#if defined (__EMX__) || defined (__CYGWIN__)
 #  ifndef O_BINARY
 #    define O_BINARY 0
 #  endif
-#else /* !__EMX__ */
+#else /* !__EMX__ && !__CYGWIN__ */
    /* If we're not compiling for __EMX__, we don't want this at all.
Ever. */
 #  undef O_BINARY
 #  define O_BINARY 0
-#endif /* !__EMX__ */
+#endif /* !__EMX__ && !__CYGWIN__*/





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