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Re: PS1 prompt problem

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: PS1 prompt problem
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 21:55:15 -0400
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Nils wrote:
> Yes, that was the problem, I did not take into account that bash
> expands $PS1 twice.

No, it doesn't.  It performs additional expansions besides those
specified by Posix.

> Is this double expansion even POSIX compliant? 

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                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
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