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Re: PS-embedded comsub `\w' evaluation doesn't replace $HOME with ~


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: PS-embedded comsub `\w' evaluation doesn't replace $HOME with ~
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 09:00:29 -0400
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On 3/12/17 4:46 PM, Grisha Levit wrote:
> For example:
> 
> $ PS1='\w $(echo \w) $ '
> ~ /home/levit $

Backslash-escape evaluation happens before parameter expansion, as
documented.


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