Fedora 8: tcsh .history file destroyed on exit?
fryeja at us.ibm.com
Thu Feb 21 17:52:04 UTC 2008
I've just installed Fedora 8 on a new machine (Lenovo T61p), and am having
tcsh to run correctly. The main problem is that when I exit, the .history
file is destroyed. It's
not that the current session history is not saved. I copied a .history
file from my older machine
loaded it, and the history mechanism works as expected for that session.
On restart, though,
I find that the .history file has been truncated to 0 bytes.
I have two perhaps related other problems. First, tcsh was not installed
by the install system. I
had to compile it from source. Second, the root user does not source
its .tcshrc file when I su
or log in as root. I have to do this manually.
If it helps, I run xterm under the fvwm2 window manage, and am using a
system setup that was
copied from the Fedora 7 install on my previous machine, and which have
worked with various
Fedora versions going back to 3 (IIRC), as well as other distros.
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