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Re: psvar expansion with %v

    Hi Bart :)

 * Bart Schaefer <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> dixit:
> On Jul 26,  9:33am, DervishD wrote:
> } >     How can I use psvar and %v to get a readable PS1 *but* use escape
> } > sequences at the same time? I'm using zsh 4.2.5 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)
> }     I still haven't solved this, and I've carried a lot of tests. Is
> } any way of using '%{%}' constructs, or escape sequences, using psvar?
> No, there isn't.

    D'oh :(

> The results of percent-expandos are not re-expanded, so whatever
> gets inserted by %v appears literally in the final prompt.

    So my only solution is to use $psvar[], or reserve %v only for
things that doesn't need to be reexpanded.

> Consider the bad things that could otherwise result if you created a
> directory with strange characters in its name when your prompt has %/
> in it, or had such a directory in your path when using %N.

    I knew that there would be a very good reason for this
limitation. Thanks for the explanation, I'll try to build my PS1 not
using %v and trying not to mess things too much ;)

    Raúl Núñez de Arenas Coronado

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