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Re: Bash history?

At 04:37 PM 9/4/97 +0100, Andy Piper wrote:
>I am having a few problems with bash. Any help appreciated:
>1) ~ seems to be interpreted wrongly. If I do `cd ~' I get:
>bash.exe: C:WINNTProfilesandyp: No such file or directory
>cd $HOME works fine. Somehow the /'s are getting stripped out.

This is likely due to the fact that you have set HOME in your NT control 
panel applet to be c:\winnt\Profiles\andyp.  ~ is set somewhere during the
start up of bash and is set to the value of HOME.  In the *nix worlds, \ is
an escape and will disappear.  The only way I've found around this is to 
set HOME in the control panel applet to a *nix style path which is my home.
Then, ~ gets set correctly and everything works fine.

>2) History is not preserved between sessions. Although bash 
>writes out a history file - .bash_history - correctly. It is not read when
>I start a new bash. Nor can it be read manually. This means my history is 
>always liimited to the current session which is annoying.
>This is NT 4 SP3.

Mine works OK with this config.  Are you using binary or text mounts?


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