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Old 02-22-2014, 10:06 AM   #1
Mr. Alex
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zsh history size


Hello guys. I use ZSH and in my ~/.zshrc I have

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export HISTFILE=~/.zsh_history
export HISTSIZE=50
export SAVEHIST=50
but the history file keeps growing over 50. Why is it happening? Shouldn't it be limited by 50?
 
Old 02-22-2014, 03:58 PM   #2
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Question: once you set the histfile size in .zshrc, did you either log out and back in or did you issue the command "source ~./zshrc?

The reason being that the added parameters in .zshrc won't go into effect until the login session is closed and reopened, or the .zshrc is sourced to pick up the new parameters.
 
Old 02-22-2014, 11:55 PM   #3
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I have these options for a lot of months already and just now noticed that it doesn't work the way it should...
 
Old 02-23-2014, 11:29 AM   #4
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Next thing is a simple diagnostic.

While using zsh, does the .zsh_history file increase over the 50 line set by HISTFILE=50?

After you close your zsh terminal, does the .zsh_history file remain over 50 lines (as viewed by less, cat, or some other file viewer)?

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Old 02-23-2014, 11:57 AM   #5
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Today it seems to work right. I guess it was just a glitch.
 
  


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