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Re: Command to save command history

From: Ian McCallion
Subject: Re: Command to save command history
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 11:52:39 +0100

On Mon, 27 Jul 2020 at 13:09, Markus Mützel <> wrote:
> Am 27. Juli 2020 um 12:59 Uhr schrieb "Ian McCallion":
> > Is there an Octave command to save the command history?.History is
> > saved when Octave terminates normally, but all history accumulated
> > since the last startup is lost if Octave crashes or is killed.
> >
> > The reason for asking is that Octave 5.2.0 on windows crashes
> > frequently, especially when using plotting. During development it is
> > easily possible to request plots that go into a loop and hang. Ctrl-C
> > is ineffective at that point and the only solution is to use the task
> > manager to kill Octave and restart it.
> >
> > I can put up with having to restart Octave occasionally, but it is a
> > real pain to lose the history and have to reopen all the files that
> > were open in the editor.
> >
> > A command to save history (and list of open files) would save a lot of
> > frustration.
> >
> > Cheers... Ian
> >
> doc history
> -w file
> Write the current history to the file file. If the name is omitted, use the 
> default history file (normally ~/.octave_hist).

Hi Markus,

Many thanks for the tip.

  history -w

works exactly as I would wish.

Cheers... Ian

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