I am having an issue with my bash history. Every once in a while the history file gets overwritten with a blank new file and then starts collecting commands again. I am really not sure what I am doing to cause this to happen since it always surprises me when I suddenly can't cycle back through recent commands.
here are the relevant environmental variables as revealed by set:
HISTSIZE=500 <---is this needed?
All of these are slackware defaults.
If anybody has any suggestions on what I can do to prevent this from recurring, I'd appreciate it. I've been wading through the bash man page looking for clues, but haven't yet found anythying too promising.
BTW: running slack 10, kernel 2.6.10