command line history broken in 11.0

Igor R. freebsd at
Wed Mar 22 01:36:40 UTC 2017

On Tue, 21 Mar 2017, Ernie Luzar wrote:

> Igor R. wrote:
>> Ernie,
>> You assertion about -o option sounds reasonable.
>> I didn't think through if it is consistent with the changes made between 
>> the versions, and I didn't check the earlier history of changes (which 
>> would make your aliases+history working in 10.x) of the code.
>> But the changes between 10.3 and 11.0 were indeed related to signal vs 
>> fork, which would be in the right ballpark with what the option -o does, 
>> according to the man pages.
>> By the way, - I am still curious if sending halt or reboot into background 
>> would also do what you wanted. If you have a box you can experiment with, - 
>> would you mind doing that?
>> snip
> I do have a dev box at this time. That is where I did the testing about this 
> problem. I just tried "reboot & ; exit" and it did indeed work.

Thank you for testing it.
So, then, indeed the problem is in the stdout being held by "reboot",
not letting "exit" to work.


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