Andy Blanchard wrote:
It works, but not retrospectively. If you try running one of the
duplicated commands, it will strip out all of the duplicate entries then.
You'll also need to run "history -w" to update the history file, otherwise
it won't get updated until you exit the shell.
Thanks. It's not critical :-) I could just flush the contents of the history file, or
wait for duplicates to be stripped out over time. I was just fooling around. I do have
it set up with the correct variable, now, like you showed: HISTCONTROL=erasedups.