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Debugging in Practice: dgsh Issue 85

Fixing an insidious bug in the new Unix directed graph shell dgsh allowed me to demonstrate in practice 10 of the 66 principles, techniques, and tools I describe in the book Effective Debugging. Almost all steps all documented in the corresponding issue and commits. Here's a detailed retrospective.

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Display Git's and Current Directory on Terminal Bar

I typically have more than ten windows open on my desktop and rely on their names to select them. Being a command-line aficionado, most of them are terminals. I have them configured to display the current directory by setting the bash PROMPT_COMMAND environment variable to 'printf "\033]0;%s:%s\007" "${HOSTNAME%%.*}" "${PWD/#$HOME/~}"'. The problem is that the directory I'm often in has a generic name, such as src or doc, so the terminal's name isn't very useful.

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