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

arnold at skeeve.com arnold at skeeve.com
Wed Dec 6 18:00:58 AEST 2017


Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:

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

"goto" was in the V6 shell, I think (next to no experience with the V6
shell, and it was a LONG time ago anyway).  But there never was a goto
in the V7 shell.


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