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Re: Bash 3.0 / Readline 5.0: broken prompt handling


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Bash 3.0 / Readline 5.0: broken prompt handling
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2004 15:18:18 -0400

> Unfortunately, the second (actually just theoretical)
> PS1="foo\rbar\rquux" input line prompt-overwriting bug is still
> existing, but this IMHO doesn't matter as much as the first bug. If you
> will investigate again I'm sure you also find and fix this one...

It's always been like this.  The prompt display code has never interpreted
`\r', including its effect on the cursor position.

PS1="\[foo\rbar\r\]quux"

works as expected and intended.

Chet

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