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Re: newbie-esque: how to cut & paste?

Quoting Jim Richardson (warlock@eskimo.com):
> On Fri, Mar 30, 2001 at 02:37:13PM -0600, Bud Rogers wrote:
> > Wait til you type 'shutdown -h now' on the workstation in front of you 
> > and nothing happens, then from the other room (where all the servers 
> > are...) you hear, "Hey!  What the %$%#@?!" 
> Or do the same thing by hitting the up arrow key one time too many
> followed by return...
> Anyone know how to make bash history *not* keep certain commands?  :)

export HISTCONTROL=foo

where foo is ignorespace (what you asked for), ignoredups or
ignoreboth (also ignores successive duplicate command lines).

Then add a space at the beginning of the line when you you type
things like rm -f * or shutdown.


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