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Re: Including \t, \T or \A at beginning of PS1 causes line wrap issues

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Including \t, \T or \A at beginning of PS1 causes line wrap issues
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 08:05:01 -0500
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On 1/15/14 12:14 AM, address@hidden wrote:

> Bash Version: 4.2
> Patch Level: 45
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>       Including the current time in the prompt causes line wrap issues on the 
> command line. This is apparently a regression because for at least 4 out of 5 
> of the past years this problem was not present. Specifically if long command 
> lines wrap, then it is impossible to edit the command line by using up-arrow 
> to put the old command on the command line due to this wrap issue. Here is an 
> example:

I can't reproduce this using the exact same command and PS1 values as in
this report.  I tested on Mac OS X and RHEL 5.


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

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