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Re: strange 'delayed' aliases


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: strange 'delayed' aliases
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2009 20:10:20 -0500
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On 12/23/09 10:06 AM, Jonathan wrote:
> On Dec 23, 7:34 am, Chet Ramey <address@hidden> wrote:
>> I would think so, since you've inserted a command continuation (the escaped
>> newline) into the command via the alias.  It's the same as if you had typed
>>
>> *$* echo \
>> *>* Hello, World!
>>
>> The only unexpected part is the re-issuing of $PS1 as opposed to $PS2.
>> I'll have to take a look at that.
> 
> It certainly seems to be related to command continuations. Here are a
> few more symptoms:

There is certainly unexpected behavior going on here.  I'll take a closer
look, but fixes will have to wait until bash-4.2 (or a patch to bash-4.1
if the problem is widespread).

Chet
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