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Re: [Help-bash] read -ep and ANSI colour sequences

From: muji
Subject: Re: [Help-bash] read -ep and ANSI colour sequences
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 19:36:59 +0100

I just wanted to say thanks for all the help, it's all very
educational to me, and especially to Chet for providing a solution
that works for what I am trying to achieve. Thank you.

2013/2/20 Chris F.A. Johnson <address@hidden>:
> On Wed, 20 Feb 2013, Greg Wooledge wrote:
> ...
>> And whatever you do, STOP hard-coding terminal-specific escape sequences.
>> This will cease working when you run it on a terminal that uses different
>> escape sequences.
>    I agree in principle, but for all practical purposes, there is one
>    standard terminal nowadays, ISO 6429.
>> This is why we have termcap/terminfo libraries and a $TERM variable.
>    Which cannot be used reliably in the shell.
> --
>    Chris F.A. Johnson, <>
>    Author:
>    Pro Bash Programming: Scripting the GNU/Linux Shell (2009, Apress)
>    Shell Scripting Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (2005, Apress)

mischa (aka muji).

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