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sr #107823: shell history loses lines beginning with # in a here-document

Submitted by:  Jonathan Wakely <jwakely>
Submitted on:  Fri 30 Sep 2011 07:39:50 PM UTC  
 
Category: NonePriority: 5 - Normal
Severity: 3 - NormalStatus: None
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Wed 07 Dec 2011 11:47:07 AM UTC, comment #1:

Lines with white space char in first position and commands or comments are lost in history to.

A trick or a feature? ;-)

Anonymous
Fri 30 Sep 2011 07:39:50 PM UTC, original submission:

$ gcc -x c - <<EOT
#include <stdio.h>
int main() { printf("hi\n"); }
EOT
$ ./a.out
hi

now use the up cursor, or "fc -2" to return to the gcc command, it has been mangled to:

gcc -x c - <<EOTint main() { printf("hi\n"); }
EOT

This is not the same command!

A # in a here-document is not a shell comment!

Jonathan Wakely <jwakely>

 

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