Bug 235570 - .bash_history gets filled because of mc's subshell handling
.bash_history gets filled because of mc's subshell handling
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mc (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jindrich Novy
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Reported: 2007-04-07 08:29 EDT by Matthias Hensler
Modified: 2013-07-02 19:20 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-05-06 15:28:42 EDT
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Description Matthias Hensler 2007-04-07 08:29:43 EDT
Description of problem:
Start mc and change directory. mc will add lines like

 PROMPT_COMMAND='pwd>&7;kill -STOP $$'
 cd "`echo -e '\057root'`"

to the .bash_history

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
mc-4.6.1a-35.fc6 (older ones as well)

How reproducible:
Just use mc and your .bash_history will be filled

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mc
2. cd /
3. exit
Actual results:
~/.bash_history gets filled

Expected results:
~/.bash_history should be clean

Additional info:

A simple fix is to export


to the environment. Since these lines are very annoying it should be considered
to change that behaviour with HISTIGNORE in /etc/profile.d/mc.* or /etc/profile.
Comment 1 Jindrich Novy 2007-04-10 06:44:48 EDT
Also HISTCONTROL=ignoreboth solves this problem. It's caused by .bashrc which is
being processed each time a subshell command is executed. The subshell doesn't
store histories to .bash_history at all in the default .bashrc.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 02:48:08 EDT
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 15:28:40 EDT
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