[GRASS5] signal for shell to write history

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Thu Apr 6 19:00:41 EDT 2006

Radim Blazek wrote:

> Which signal should I send to shell (bash) with kill() to convince
> it to write its history file before it exists?

There isn't a signal which will do this by default, but you could trap
a specific signal (e.g. SIGUSR1) from within the shell and execute
"history -w" upon receipt, i.e.

	trap "history -w" SIGUSR1

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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