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Re: [vox-tech] checking for interactive shell in bash



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On Thursday 25 July 2002 12:48 pm, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> i just read that testing the length of $PS1 is a way of checking if
> we're in an interactive shell (zero length means non-interactive, of
> course).
>
> seems like a pretty humble solution, but it appears to work.  i guess it
> hinges on you not setting PS1 before testing it, since /etc/profile *is*
> read by non-interactive shells.  that's a big nota-bene.

As is ~/.profile and ~/.bash_profile.

That's actualy where I set my prompt.......

I'm sure I'm not the only one.

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