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Re: locking failed for /home/whoever/.zhistory: no such file or directory
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- From: Peter Stephenson <Peter.Stephenson@xxxxxxx>
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- Subject: Re: locking failed for /home/whoever/.zhistory: no such file or directory
- Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 15:01:03 +0100
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On Wed, 13 Jul 2011 08:50:07 -0500
Cesar Romani <cesar.romani@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 10/07/2011 11:53 a.m., Peter Stephenson wrote:
> > Cesar Romani wrote:
> >> I'm using zsh 4.3.12-dev-1
> >> Whenever I start zsh I always get the following message:
> >> zsh: locking failed for /home/whoever/.zhistory: no such file or
> >> directory: reading anyway
> > That means a system call to lock the file for reading failed. It
> > depends on the file system whether locking is enabled. So long as you
> > are not attempting to use the history file with multiple terminals at
> > once, you shouldn't hit problems.
> But my .zhistory is always empty. Isn't there a workaround for it?
> With zsh 4.3.10 I didn't have that problem.
You did have the problem, but the shell didn't warn you it wasn't going
to be able to manage history safely.
Is there a good reason you need to have the .zhistory file even though
it's empty? If not, delete it, or if this means you aren't using
history files at all unset HISTFILE in ~/.zshrc.
If there's a good reason to have a valid HISTFILE variable pointing to a
file that's empty, we can add a special case to test for a zero file
before reading, but I can't offhand think of a case why you need this.
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