bash history not restored
Mon May 31 21:10:00 GMT 1999
--- Ian Zimmerman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Earnie Boyd wrote:
> > --- Victor Ott <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > 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
> > > solutions.
> > Hmm. It is noted in the FAQ or documentation however that specifying the
> > [no]binmode value causes other problems and the suggestion is to not set
> > switch in the CYGWIN variable. The problem is particular to specifying the
> > file processing mode in the open/fopen statements. I believe this was
> > and downloading the Jan 15th snapshot would solve the FAQ stated problem.
> So, HOW do I make history work AND have text opens/fopens by default?
> Is this a lose/lose situation? After all, text mount is still the
> default behavior, so this would make history not work out of the box.
> (I can't test that because my setup has gotten too far outside the box.
> Text mount is absolutely necessary for me; without it, I can't use Emacs
> (or any other Cygwin program) to handle non-Cygwin originated files.
I don't understand this comment. Even though I'm currently using only text
mounts, I used binary mounts for quite a while. I've used both NT Emacs and
XEmacs (Cygwin build) successfully on both, editing cygwin and non-cygwin
generated text files. Can you provide more specifics?
> Ian Zimmerman
> Lightbinders, Inc.
> 2325 3rd Street #324, San Francisco, California 94107
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