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Re: Bug with newline in prompt

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Bug with newline in prompt
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2000 16:01:22 -0500

> GNU bash, version 2.04.11(1)-release (i386-redhat-linux-gnu)
> Copyright 1999 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> PS1=${bold}\h:\u \w\$\n${unbold}\$
> Where ${bold} and ${unbold} are from setterm -bold on and setterm -bold
> off

First, you need to bracket the sequences of unprintable characters in
your prompt string with \[ and \].  Look at the bash FAQ, question E3.

``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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