blfs book -suggested /etc/profile
kirchman at dfki.uni-kl.de
Fri Jul 18 08:08:48 PDT 2003
> PS1="\u@\h \w \$"
> When I echo $PS1 I get
> \u@\h \w $
> so somehow it has lost the '\' from '\$'.
Backslashes followed by a special character in strings enclosed in "
get eaten during shell evaluation. Their only use is to prevent the
following character from being special.
The solution is to use single quotes (')
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