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thanks for that pointer, that sounded like it could solve the problem, but i didn't...

i think the lithist option means a multiline command like:

$ for i in *.pl do echo $i done $ <arrow up> $ for i in *.pl ; do echo $i; done $ shopt -s lithist $ <arrow up> $ for i in *.pl do echo $i done
the problem appears if command arguments itself have newlines, an easy example is
$ echo " word "
so it would work if one calls perl with multiple -e args:
$ perl -wle'print 1;' \ -e 'print 2;'
but that's ugly, isn't it? =)

update: but i still think it should work because if i type in a multiline perl command and type arrow-up immediately after that i get all my lines like i typed them in. just storing in the history doesn't seem to work.


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