I'm using FreeBSD 11, and Bash as my shell. I've checked all the basics.
- History shows as "on"
- HISTFILE, HISTFILESIZE and HISTSIZE are all set with sensible values.
- $HISTFILE exists and has rw permissions and a size of 9 bytes (
ls -lt $HISTFILE)
That should be all that's needed. Yet there we sit.
history shows nothing. Not a single line is held in the shell, and command history refuses to work.
What else can I try, to get history working?