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Re: HISTFILE in zsh

On Sat, 23 Dec 2006, Eli Barzilay wrote:

Greetings, Eli,
  (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
above symptom.

(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
history file.)

I've seen this reported before, but I still can't seem to reproduce it. Can you collect the system info as per

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 <> or <>
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