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Re: Read Prompt Width Miscalculation (Non-Printing Characters)

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Read Prompt Width Miscalculation (Non-Printing Characters)
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2022 11:48:40 -0500
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On 12/29/22 5:37 AM, The Administrator wrote:
... or you can write your prompt string as you would write PS1 and use the ${word@P} expansion when you pass it as an argument to `read' (preferred).

This is new to me.  Thank you.

Should I write a patch for the man page?

The parameter transformations are already documented.

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