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Re: Bash 4 cursor in my prompt


From: Tony Leding
Subject: Re: Bash 4 cursor in my prompt
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 09:24:55 -0700
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yeah - the issue on my system was that I was not using the start-of and end-of 
color characters properly - for example:


===== ORIGINAL PS1 STRING =====
export PS1="[\e[1;36m\w @ \h\e[m] \n[\e[1;35m\t \u\e[m] > "

===== NEW PS1 STRING =====
export PS1="[\[\033[1;36m\]\w @ \h\[\033[0m]\n\][\[\033[1;35m\t 
\u\]\[\033[0m\]] > "



Note that I removed the "\033" entries and also added the "[\e[" & "[\e[m" 
control characters.  Once I made these slight changes, it solved the issue...

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Chet Ramey wrote:
>> This ever get solved?  I had the same issue in bash v3.2x and the root cause 
>> was the formatting.
> 
> If it's the one I'm thinking of, nobody was ever able to reproduce it.
> 
> Chet
> 




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