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Re: command substitution with control chars?

got it!

it was partly that my script outputs the percentage of battery charge, complete with a trailing "%". of course this needed to be escaped, but i think the missing "setopt promptsubst" was the bigger problem. i'd feel stupid about it, but there doesn't seem to be any reference to that in the zshall man page (zsh-4.3.2).

if anyone wants a copy of the script that seems to work with freebsd's acpi, drop me a line. the only problem with it is that the sysctl command takes about 0.2-0.3 seconds, so i'll probably run it as a cron job, writing to a file, and having the prompt read it from the file.


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