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Re: BUG: ZSH freezes (on history) when systime is wrong

That sounds exactly like what happened. Curious combination of events
leading to failure.
And indeed, as in the previous report: it's nasty, because one cannot open
a terminal to fix it!
I have a minimal system (I wouldn't have been able to delete the lock
such that I was forced to reboot with emergency as a kernel line
parameter,chroot into my system and open a bash shell in order to fix it.

Arjen Rouvoet
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On 23 June 2014 14:40, Axel Beckert <abe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 11:32:47AM +0200, Arjen Rouvoet wrote:
> > At that point I noticed the system time was messed up (propably by
> windows
> > usage). After syncing, zsh worked fine again with the original history
> file.
> >
> > I wonder if the history contained some timestamp in the future, which got
> > zsh confused. But in any case, I thought it was a bug worth mentioning.
> This sounds a lot like an issue (32574) reported back in April against
> zsh 5.0.5: http://www.zsh.org/mla/workers/2014/msg00363.html
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