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Re: prompt printing is buggy

From: Brian J. Fox
Subject: Re: prompt printing is buggy
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2001 15:14:02 -0700

The following is almost certainly the fault of the /etc/termcap entry
for the terminal.  What terminal type are you using, and do you have
a file /etc/termcap?  If so, what is the entry for your terminal?


   Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2001 08:13:50 -0400
   From: Chet Ramey <address@hidden>

   > Machine Type: i586-mandrake-linux-gnu
   > Bash Version: 2.05
   > Patch Level: 1
   > Release Status: release
   > Description:
   >         bash fails to print the prompt correctly.
   >         when it prints the value of PS1, it ``rewinds'' to the 
   >         beginning of the line, which causes trouble.

   I cannot reproduce this on FreeBSD or Red Hat Linux.

   ``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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