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Re: Bash Manual inconsistency regarding PS* in which expansions apply


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Bash Manual inconsistency regarding PS* in which expansions apply
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:48:45 -0400
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On 3/12/17 5:14 PM, Grisha Levit wrote:
> The manual says [1]:
> 
>     In addition, the following table describes the special characters which 
> can
>     appear in the prompt variables PS1 to PS4:
> 
> ..which misses PS0 (and seems to imply that PS3 gets expanded in this
> fashion as well).
> 
>   [1] 
> https://www.gnu.org/software/bash/manual/bash.html#Controlling-the-Prompt

Thanks for the report.  The man page is clearer that PS0, PS1, PS2, and
PS4 undergo prompt string expansions.  I'll see what the info document
needs.

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