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Re: Bash not escaping escape sequences in directory names

From: L A Walsh
Subject: Re: Bash not escaping escape sequences in directory names
Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2022 06:30:03 -0800
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BTW, thinking about how this problem would arise....

On 2022/01/20 22:43, Lawrence Velázquez wrote:
Depends what you consider to be an issue. Personally, I would be
less than pleased if my whole terminal turned red just because I
changed into a directory that happened to have a weird name.
Since we are talking about directory names making their way
into PS1 via output of 'cd'.  One might ask why you have a
directory name on your system that would include such escape

For directory name used in a prompt to be a problem, you have to
have created that directory or allowed someone else to create that
directory on your system.

Instead of worrying about effects of dirnames on PS1, one might worry
about how the directory names were created in the first place, and then
worry about why one would deliberately 'cd' into such a directory.

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