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

arnold at skeeve.com arnold at skeeve.com
Wed Dec 6 22:00:18 AEST 2017


Paul Ruizendaal <pnr at planet.nl> wrote:

> Don’t know when or where “>” was first used on Unix as a prompt character
> (on my boxes it still is “$”).

The V7 shell uses it as the secondary prompt, for when a construct
isn't complete:

	$ echo 'abc
	> def'
	abc
	def

Arnold


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