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Re: PS1 has ruined line wrap

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: PS1 has ruined line wrap
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 09:30:10 -0500
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On 2/12/11 2:53 PM, Jonathan Reed wrote:
> An old thread but I found a way around this by adding a line to my bashrc:
> echo -ne "\033]0; `whoami` @ `hostname` \007"
> The reference
> http://mdinh.wordpress.com/2010/11/21/xterm-title-bar/
> On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 7:26 PM, Chet Ramey <address@hidden
> <mailto:address@hidden>> wrote:
>     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]\$ '

That works.

>     > 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\$ '

The portion immediately after the $PWD is probably going to be invisible
and cause you problems.

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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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