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Re: Colour prompt fowls line wrapping (2.04.11(1))

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Colour prompt fowls line wrapping (2.04.11(1))
Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 13:10:07 -0400

> Using a new installation of RH 7.0, which has Bash 2.04.11(1) (bash 
> --version).
> I have tried setting my PS1 prompt to display in white, so that it is 
> obvious where program output starts:
> PS1='ESC[1;address@hidden \W]\$ESC[0m '   
> Where ESC is typed CTRL-V,ESC, or character 0x1B.  (This could also be 
> [\033?).
> This has the effect of setting the font for the prompt to bright white, 
> on my usual green-on-black console.
> This screws the wrapping of the command line:

Read 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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