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Re: "\u" expansion in PS1 doesn't work for users sharing same UID


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: "\u" expansion in PS1 doesn't work for users sharing same UID
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2002 17:13:53 -0500

> Machine Type: i386-unknown-freebsd4.4
> 
> Bash Version: 2.05a
> Patch Level: 0
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
> 
> User name in the PS1 variable, expanded from "\u", is (apparently)
> generated from the users UID.  However, this does not work correctly
> if you have two separate users with the same UID.

Two users with the same uid is inherently unreliable.  If you want to
use $USER, you can put $USER into $PS1.

-- 
``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet)

Chet Ramey, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/



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