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

arnold at skeeve.com arnold at skeeve.com
Fri Dec 8 16:12:05 AEST 2017


Hi.

Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:

> On Thu, 7 Dec 2017, arnold at skeeve.com wrote:
>
> >> Never got to use the V7 shell; we were stuck with 11/40s[*] :-( It was 
> >> certainly in the V6 shell, hence by bafflement at why labels were of 
> >> the form ": blah" instead of the sensible "blah: "...
> >
> > Come now, since then you've *never* used any kind of Bourne shell? BSD 
> > on vax? SunOS? System III or System V on anything else? You've been 
> > stuck in a time warp for 35 years?  :-)
>
> Sigh; there's one in every bunch :-)

Sorry. I tend to be too literal-minded sometimes. That can help for
doing software development, but can get in the way at other times.

> OK, I never got to use the V7 shell on V7, because I never got to use
> V7 on my machines (and the use of "goto" had been thoroughly beaten out
> of me by then, so I never thought to try it).

I see. Much better. :-)

Thanks,

Arnold


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