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Re: Proposed Prompt Escapes

From: Dennis Williamson
Subject: Re: Proposed Prompt Escapes
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 12:54:41 -0600

On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 12:14 PM, Andreas Schwab <schwab@linux-m68k.org> wrote:
Dennis Williamson <dennistwilliamson@gmail.com> writes:

> But wait, you don't need the intermediate step! It already works!!!
> prompt=$'\u, something about dominoes \U1F061  \@ '

You should quote the backslashes.

prompt=$'\\u, something about dominoes \U1F061  \\@ '


Andreas Schwab, schwab@linux-m68k.org
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Thanks. That's better since it defers their evaluation which is important when there is a conflict between the ANSI-C escapes and the prompt escapes (e.g. \u (user) followed immediately by hex chars, \t, \v).

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