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Re: Problem with prompts (PS1) contaning ANSI codes

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Problem with prompts (PS1) contaning ANSI codes
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 10:51:42 -0400

> Machine Type: i386--freebsd3.3
> Bash Version: 2.03
> Patch Level: 0
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>    If your prompt contains ANSI codes, like color-chaning codes, bash will
> think that the prompt is longer than it actually is, so it will start a
> new line before you actually reach the end of the line on the terminal.

This is the reason that the \[ and \] prompt expansions exist.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet)

Chet Ramey, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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