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Re: HISTFILE in zsh
- From: "Peter A. Castro" <doctor at fruitbat dot org>
- To: Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay dot org>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 23:31:45 -0800 (PST)
- Subject: Re: HISTFILE in zsh
- References: <email@example.com>
On Sat, 23 Dec 2006, Eli Barzilay wrote:
(Sorry for the long delay, vacation, etc etc.)
I'm having the same problem that is described at
I'm surprised that it was reported in 2004 -- I use cygwin on several
machines with no problems, it's only a new one that is having the
(Which is related to saving/loading the history file -- `fc -R foo'
and `fc -W foo' also hang. Using strace, it looks like the problem is
some kind of an infinite loop that is related to a lock file for the
I've seen this reported before, but I still can't seem to reproduce it.
Can you collect the system info as per http://www.cygwin.com/problems.html
In your debugging, what routine were you seeing the loop? Was it zsh
code or cygwin code? Was it a system call returning a bad value? I'd
like to track this down finally.
Lastly, have you tried the latest cygwin snapshot?
Peter A. Castro <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <Peter.Castro@oracle.com>
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