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Re: Failing to write to history file if containing directory doesn't exist
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- From: "Nikolai Weibull" <now@xxxxxxxx>
- To: "Richard Hartmann" <richih.mailinglist@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Failing to write to history file if containing directory doesn't exist
- Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 15:24:16 +0200
- Cc: "Matthew Wozniski" <godlygeek@xxxxxxxxx>, zsh-users@xxxxxxxxxx
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On 10/17/07, Richard Hartmann <richih.mailinglist@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 17/10/2007, Matthew Wozniski <godlygeek@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > But, either way, I'm still against this proposed feature; I still find it
> > to be unnecessary at best.
> I would not want to use it, either. My comments are more geared towards
> 'if one would do it, this could be a good way'.
I still haven't seen a good reason for Zsh to not deal with this error
condition appropriately, besides worries that Zsh start creating
directories. This argument fails, because we actually asked it to
store a file in that directory, so we probably won't mind if Zsh makes
sure it exists when it's needed.
> An easy, light and scriptable solution that solves 99% of all cases has
> already been hinted at:
> export HISTDIR=foo
> mkdir -p $HISTDIR || echo 'Woe is me!'
> export HISTFILE=$HISTDIR/bar
I'm sorry, but how does it solve 99% of all cases? There are two cases:
1. $HISTFILE:h exists when writing $HISTFILE
2. $HISTFILE:h does not exist when writing $HISTFILE
The above solution makes case 1 more likely, sure, but it doesn't solve case 2.
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