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8. Credits

Thanks to the following people who have provided advice, errata, and examples for this document.

Paul D. Smith <psmith@BayNetworks.COM> and Christophe Martin <> both pointed out that I had the quotes the wrong way round in the bash $PROMPT_COMMAND. Getting them right means variables are expanded dynamically.

Paul D. Smith <psmith@BayNetworks.COM> suggested the use of \[...\] in the bash prompt for embedding non-printing characters.

Christophe Martin <> provided the solution for ksh.

Keith Turner <> supplied the escape sequences for Sun cmdtool and shelltool.

Jean-Albert Ferrez <> pointed out some inconsistencies in the use of "PWD" and "$PWD", and in the use of "\" vs "\\".

Bob Ellison <> and Jim Searle <> tested dtterm on HP-UX.

Teng-Fong Seak <> suggested the -s option for hostname, use of `pwd`, and use of echo under csh.

Trilia <> suggested examples in other languages.

Brian Miller <> supplied the escape sequences and examples for hpterm.

Lenny Mastrototaro <> explained the Irix terminals' use of xterm escape sequences.

Paolo Supino <> suggested the use of \\$ in the bash prompt.

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