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Re: Console Character Limits

From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: Console Character Limits
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 13:31:57 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.110003 (No Gnus v0.3) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

Jim Gifford <address@hidden> wrote:
> I have a unique issue, under bash 2.05b and readline 4.3 it works fine, but
> under bash 3.00 and readline 5.0, my command line shows only 33 characters
> then wraps to the next line. Any ideas or suggestions.

This patch from Chet hasn't made it to the FTP site yet, but it worked
for me.  It fixes that problem for multiline prompts.

diff -ur readline-5.0-orig/display.c readline-5.0/display.c
--- readline-5.0-orig/display.c 2004-05-27 22:57:29.000000000 -0400
+++ readline-5.0/display.c      2004-07-28 19:32:42.110683600 -0400
@@ -351,14 +351,14 @@
       local_prompt = expand_prompt (p, &prompt_visible_length,
                                       (int *)NULL,
-                                      (int *)NULL);
+                                      &prompt_physical_chars);
       c = *t; *t = '\0';
       /* The portion of the prompt string up to and including the
         final newline is now null-terminated. */
       local_prompt_prefix = expand_prompt (prompt, &prompt_prefix_length,
                                                   (int *)NULL,
-                                                  &prompt_physical_chars);
+                                                  (int *)NULL);
       *t = c;
       return (prompt_prefix_length);


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