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Re: zsh history bug ?

On 2014-12-12 13:24, Mikael Magnusson wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 11:11 AM, Bernhard Tittelbach <xro@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Am 2014-12-12 um 11:01 schrieb Mikael Magnusson:
>>> On Fri, Dec 12, 2014 at 10:48 AM, Bernhard Tittelbach <xro@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> Am 2014-12-10 um 18:19 schrieb Bart Schaefer:
>>>>> On Dec 10,  6:23am, Bernhard Tittelbach wrote:
>>>>> I'm not able to reproduce this on MacOS (the platform where the bug
>>>>> originally was reported, IIRC).
>>>>> Here was the patch:
>>>>> 2013-09-26  Barton E. Schaefer  <schaefer@xxxxxxx>
>>>>>         * 31770: Src/hist.c: memmove() instead of memcpy() for overlapping
>>>>>         regions.
>>>>> I've re-checked Src/hist.c and there are no other cases where memcpy() is
>>>>> being used except with a newly-allocated buffer as the destination (so, no
>>>>> overlapping regions).
>>>>> } >> When I previously encountered the bug, I believe only the lookup from
>>>>> } >> history was garbled, i.e. the contents of .zsh_history were fine.
>>>>> } >> I'll have to confirm this on a different system though.
>>>>> Are you sharing history via a network-mounted home directory from
>>>>> multiple hosts?
>>>> The home directories are on local drives only.
>>>> I don't share history between computers at all.
>>>>> [...]
>>>> Originally, on the x86_64 machine, I was running zsh 5.0.3 from the
>>>> Ubuntu Package,
>>>> but per your suggestion I compiled 5.0.7 from source last month. The bug
>>>> persisted until
>>>> Mikael suggested setting "nohistreduceblanks" i.e. disabling
>>>> "histreduceblanks"
>>>> Since then I've not encountered the bug anymore or at least the bug has
>>>> become so seldom
>>>> I've not encountered it yet again within the last month. Previously It
>>>> appeared about once in a day of work on the shell.
>>> Are you totally sure there were no more 5.0.3 instances running at
>>> that time? Or are you saying it works with histreduceblanks enabled
>>> again?
>> I'm saying If I enable histreduceblanks, the bug is present.
>> Regardles of the zsh version. Both 5.0.3 and 5.0.7 are affected.
> And just to make sure, if you run
> in a shell, it displays 5.0.7? (We had an instance recently in #zsh
> where someone upgraded, but their login shell was actually /bin/zsh5,
> and they used zsh --version to check the version).

Well caught !!

indeed, $ZSH_VERSION was different from zsh --version. My mistake!

I installed zsh 5.0.7 in /usr/bin which comes first in $path,
while zsh 5.0.2 was still in /bin/ where passwd pointed to.

I fixed this now, re-enabled histreduceblanks and since then I haven't
encountered the error again. (Though I haven't tested quite long enough
to really be sure.)

Sorry for the trouble. Thanks for your help!

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