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Re: Proposed Prompt Escapes

From: Ángel González
Subject: Re: Proposed Prompt Escapes
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2015 03:21:38 +0100

Dennis Williamson wrote:
> Do you mean something like:

Not exactly. $SECONDS is the number of seconds since the shell was
started. I am interested in the seconds elapsed by the last command.

It is a hacky solution, but it could be done with:
> PS1=''; PROMPT_COMMAND='printf "%s " $SECONDS; SECONDS=0'

> (along with shopt -o promptvars)

For anyone trying to follow this, the above line should have been 
shopt -s promptvars (promptvars option is set by default)

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