Re: Prompt in Bash
"Jens B. Jorgensen" <email@example.com> writes:
> Well, you should have RTFMpage, but here's the excerpt you want:
That seems a little over-harsh.
> a command. Bash allows these prompt strings to be cus
> tomized by inserting a number of backslash-escaped special
> characters that are decoded as follows:
This list of bash escapes doesn't tell them the sequence of characters
that has to be sent to an *xterm* to set the title-bar, which is what
they really need to know. I had to dig around for a while before I
figured that out. Maybe the rxvt man page has been improved...
They also have to figure out the BASH_PROMPT variable if they want the
"~" cleanup, and several other little tidbits that take quite a while
to pull together. I certainly don't begurdge saving someone else the
time to figure all that out. Others have certainly done the same for
me innumerable times.
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