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Re: Bad History when SuperUser.



On Sunday 2004-10-10 20:52, Reg Clemens wrote:
> OK, this error has been in the shells for a long time.
>
> If you bring up a new window, or just a shell as a regular user,
> and then type 'history' you see what you should expect, one line
> with the history command.
>
> If you now do a su, and become root, and then do the same 'history'
> command you will see several hundred lines of history from who knows
> how many previous sessions as root.
>
> If you bring up a second window, and become root there too, doing the
> 'history' command will show the same -history- as the first (sigh)
>
> Shouldn't these things be truncated when the root shell closes down?

well, you can set-up your log-out script to include
cp /dev/null .history
no?

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