ash: improve expandstr()

The dash maintainer recently posted a fix for issues with expanding
PS1.  These had already been fixed differently in BusyBox ash.  Borrow
a couple of improvements:

- Use a single call to setjmp() to trap errors in both readtoken1()
  and expandarg().

- In case of error set the prompt to the literal value of PS1 rather
  than the half-digested nonsense in stackblock() which might include
  ugly control characters.

function                                             old     new   delta
expandstr                                            353     300     -53

Signed-off-by: Ron Yorston <>
Signed-off-by: Denys Vlasenko <>
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