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Re: default PS1 is not POSIX-compliant?


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: default PS1 is not POSIX-compliant?
Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2017 11:18:01 -0500
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On 3/3/17 10:31 AM, Eric Blake wrote:
> Chet, can you weigh in on http://austingroupbugs.net/view.php?id=1038 ?
> There is a question of whether bash's choice of setting PS1='\s-\v\$ '
> is correct in --posix mode, or whether it should be merely PS1='\$ '
> when started in sh mode.  Allowing more than just the dollar (or hash
> for root) and space would require a tweak to the POSIX wording.

I think it would be worthwhile for Posix to tweak the wording to specify
that a string ending in "$ " (or "# ") is permissible.  That would still
capture existing behavior of all shells.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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