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Feature request: Escaping special characters in 'select' list


From: Bernd Eggink
Subject: Feature request: Escaping special characters in 'select' list
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 15:22:43 +0200
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It would be nice if special characters in a 'select' list could be escaped by \[ and \], like in a prompt string. Presently, if a word in the list contains special characters (e.g., '^[[42m;aha^[[0m;'), the formatting of the list gets messed up.

COLUMNS=50
select a in "^[[42maha^[[0m" one two three; do : ; done

1) aha   3) two
2) one           4) three
#?

(On a terminal, the first word has a green background).

Regards,
Bernd

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