Changing History to only store unique commands

Peter Hindrichs pth at
Wed Sep 30 19:36:14 PDT 2009

On 2009-09-30, at 22:23 , Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Sep 30, 2009, at 20:51, Peter Hindrichs wrote:
>> On 2009-09-30, at 21:21 , Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>>> Sounds like the MacPorts installer set up your PATH in  
>>> your .profile. Bash will read startup instructions from  
>>> either .bash_profile or .profile, but ignores .profile  
>>> if .bash_profile is present. So, pick one file and put all your  
>>> code in that one, and delete the other one.
>> Freedom:~ peterhin$ ls -a
>> .profile
>> .profile.macports-saved_2009-09-28_at_09:30:38
>> So If I understand correctly I should delete the
> If you like; it has no influence on anything. It was created by  
> someone or something as a backup of your .profile at some point in  
> time.
>> and place the  "export HISTCONTROL=ignoredups" in the .profile and  
>> all should work.
> I would think so, yes.
I did as you suggested and all appears to be working fine.

Many Thanks.


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