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How to make the PS1 string always be reevaluated each time the user inputs the enter key at the shell prompt?

actual in mine:

n=A; PS1="$n"


n=B

The prompt keeps showing A. How to solve it?

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Your $PS1 variable is using $n once because $n is evaluated and replaced with its value when $PS1 is initially set. This is because you are using double quotes, in bash, it evaluates the variables in the double-quoted string in an assignment.

If you want your $PS1 to reflect the current value of $n, you need to either have single quotes around the $n or escape the dollar sign.

For example:

PS1='$n'

Or

PS1="\$n"
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