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Re: command substitution fails with PS1 and multiline in one case


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: command substitution fails with PS1 and multiline in one case
Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:57:13 -0400
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On 8/2/14, 7:27 PM, EmanueL Czirai wrote:

> Repeat-By:
> 1. start a bash shell
> 2. put this in .bashrc
> 
> PS1='$(date)\
> '
> 
> put no spaces after \
> the entire thing is 2 lines - may add new line after ' though, and prior to 
> PS1
> 
> 3. start a new bash
> the error is:
> bash: command substitution: line 1: syntax error near `date)'
> bash: command substitution: line 1: `date)'
> exit
> and the new bash exited

Thanks for the report.  This will be fixed in the next release of bash.

Chet

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