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Histfile unknown option

by gerases (Sexton)
on May 09, 2015 at 14:23 UTC ( [id://1126193] : perlquestion . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

gerases has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I have the following in my .perldb
&parse_options("HistFile=/home/sgerasenko/.perldb.hist");
When I start the debugger, I get:
Unknown option `HistFile' Invalid option `/home/sgerasenko/.perldb.hist'
Ideas?

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Re: Histfile unknown option
by hippo (Bishop) on May 09, 2015 at 16:59 UTC

    Your version of perl is too old to support it. I see the above behaviour with 5.8.8 but not with 5.14.3.

      Thank you, that's what I thought. I couldn't find the info on the minimum version of Perl required to support this. So now way to specify a history file?