I have some commands replaced with
* in the bash history, e.g.
1094 apt-get update 1095* 1096 dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archives/libssl1.0.0_1.0.0h-1_amd64.deb
How to prevent this?
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As explained in the Bash manual, history lines prefixed with a
* have been modified. This happens when you navigate to a command (e.g. by using the Up key), edit it and then navigate away from it without hitting Enter. So a history line like this:
is usually the result of navigating to a command in history, backspacing and navigating away from it. Knowing this, you can easily prevent such lines appearing in your Bash history.
BTW, you can revert modified commands to their unedited state by navigating to them and hitting Ctrl + _ repeatedly.