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Re: PS1 has ruined line wrap

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: PS1 has ruined line wrap
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2010 19:26:38 -0500
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On 11/25/10 3:38 PM, Jonathan Reed wrote:
> I was using this as my ps1
> PS1='address@hidden;31m\]\h\[\e[0m\]:$PWD]\$ '
> But I wanted to label the title of my xterm windows with the hostname of
> system Im logged into. So I added the following
> PS1='address@hidden;45m\]\h\[\e[0m\] $PWD]\e]2;@ \H\a\$ '
> It works great except for it rewrites the current line if I write text past
> the current window size (regardless of the window size).
> filenameERVERNAME:/home/jreed]$ cat /a/really/long_fi
> Any suggestions?

You might consider bracketing all sequences of non-printing characters
with \[ and \].

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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