Most of you are familiar with the virtues of a programmer. There are three, of course: laziness, impatience, and hubris.
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I just came across this post. Thanks for the useful summary.
But I'm quite surprised that there's no mention here of the HISTCONTROL variable, which controls the saving of duplicated and space-started lines. The available options (colon-separated) are:
(Don't save commands that begin with spaces, apparently equal to HISTIGNORE="[ ]*")
(Don't save duplicated commands, equivalent to HISTIGNORE="&")
(Combines the previous two options)
(Erase any previous occurrences of a command before saving)
I personally like the last one as it ensures that the most recent usage of the command is saved, rather than the oldest.
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