console command history

Fox Mulder Quakeman1 at
Tue Oct 14 09:30:09 CEST 2008

W.Kenworthy wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-10-13 at 22:21 -0400, Joel Newkirk wrote:
>> On Tue, 14 Oct 2008 12:29:59 +1100, "Sarton O'Brien"
>> <roguemoko at> wrote:
>>> On Tuesday 14 October 2008 12:17:06 Joel Newkirk wrote:
>>>> On Mon, 13 Oct 2008 23:21:18 +0200, Fox Mulder <Quakeman1 at>
>>> wrote:
>>>>> If you use bash on OM than do it the same way how it is done in a
>>> normal
>>>>> linux pc. You must "export HISTFILESIZE=1000" to set the number of
>>> lines
>>>>> saved to 1000. Just put this command in an adequate file to be
>>> executed
>>>>> at start like profile or bashrc.
>>>>> Ciao,
>>>>>      Rainer
>>>> Indeed, but how then do I tell it to use bash instead of ash for
>>> Terminal
>>>> and ssh?
>>> vi /etc/passwd?
>>> Sarton
>> (Ok, I'll go sit in the corner for five minutes wearing the stupid hat... 
>> I already knew that from desktop/server context but for some reason my
>> brain just didn't make the connection...)
>> Thanks.
>> j
> be aware that doing this used to break X and other things during boot-up
> - not sure why but "funny things happened ..."
> Only work around I found was to log in as usual, and type "bash" at the
> command prompt.
> Be interesting to see if this is still the case ...

The busybox-bash doesn't support all features the real bash does why i
installed the bash from the repository. I only did this with 2007.2 and
it works flawless. I didn't try it with 2008.9 because i only use debian
on my neo at the monent.
To use bash i only had to edit passwd and nothing else.


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