[TUHS] shell PS1/PS2 which survive cut-paste

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Wed Dec 6 16:19:01 AEST 2017


On Tue, 5 Dec 2017, arnold at skeeve.com wrote:

> "#" as the root prompt predates # as the comment in the Bourne shell, 
> not to mention predating copy/paste entirely. (My understanding is that 
> the do-nothing command, ":" was used for comments. Talk about 
> minimalist!)

And as a label for the dreaded "goto" command; it was a while before I 
realised that ":" in and of itself did bugger-all...

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Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."


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