Over many years I used
ksh. I like the possibility to use Esc v in command history to call the editor "vi". If this command in the history was spread over many lines - for example because of a while loop - "vi" shows this history also over many lines. With this feature it is easy possible to write complex statements without writing the input to a file.
Years ago I changes to
bash. It has the same possibility with default shortcut Ctrl-X Ctrl-E. The slightly difference is that
bash is merging all lines to one long line delimited with a semicolon. Syntax is still correct but we lose readability.
So what I am doing, I am calling ksh, if I see the commands become complex.
Is there a way to configure
bash in a way not to merge the lines of the history and act as
ksh is doing it?
Any help is welcome.