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Re: Slight issue in base-files-4.0-6

On 22 March 2011 10:34, David Sastre wrote:
> 2011/3/22, Bravery, Gavin S wrote:
>> Basically, the escapes aren't working right (in XWindows at the very least).
>> So I have now changed it to say:
>> ? case "${KSH_VERSION}" in
>> ? *MIRBSD*KSH* )
>> ? ? PS1=$(print '^[]0;${PWD}\n^[[32m${USER}@${HOSTNAME}
>> ^[[33m${PWD/${HOME}/~}^[[0m\n$ ')
>> ? ? ;;
>> ? *PD*KSH* )
>> ? ? PS1=$(print '^[]0;${PWD}\n^[[32m${USER}@${HOSTNAME} ^[[33m${PWD}^[[0m\n$
>> ')
>> ? ? ;;
>> ? esac
>> Please note, ^[ means I have done CTRL-V + ESC.
>> Also, MKSH and PDKSH need different settings, as PDKSH doesn't seem to have
>> the ${name/pattern/replacement} syntax.
> Although pdksh is still installable using setup.exe, it is officially
> orphaned and upstream
> development ceased a long ago (5.2.14 is from Jul '99, and cygwin's
> 5.2.14-3 is from Dec '03).
> If you want to use a ksh derivative, you are probably better switching
> to mksh, which
> is actively mantained.
> IOW, /etc/profile no longer supports pdksh. If you want to keep using
> it, you'll need
> to explicitely add support for it (as you've done already).

Agreed, however, the point about properly escaping the PS1 fields
still holds for mksh.  I hadn't noticed because I have my own custom
.mshrc that sets PS1.



Chris Sutcliffe

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