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Re: Dealing with strange shell prompts

From: Daniel Pittman
Subject: Re: Dealing with strange shell prompts
Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2002 11:29:43 +1000
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On Sat, 07 Sep 2002, Kai Gro wrote:
> Daniel Pittman <address@hidden> writes:
>> On Fri, 06 Sep 2002, Kai Gro wrote:
>>> OK.  So what about rc or rx or what is this Plan9 thing called?
>> Fails, sorry. The assignment makes rc die with a syntax error.
> Does "exec /bin/sh" without the fancy assignment work in rc?


>> You seem to be able to use "exec env 'PS1=$ ' /bin/sh" fairly
>> portably, though, with my limited range of testing.
> That's good.  Now the question is, do IRIX and AIX have an "env"
> program?  These two versions of Unix seemed to have caused the most
> trouble previously.

Irix 5.3 does according to a google on 'Irix env(1)', since it has the
man page. AIX is less helpful, and shows no useful answer.


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