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Re: 4.4-rc1: readline wrapping error when prompt wraps around


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: 4.4-rc1: readline wrapping error when prompt wraps around
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2016 10:27:00 -0400
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On 3/26/16 6:08 AM, Andreas Schwab wrote:
> When $PS1 contains \[ \] and is longer than the line length then
> readline miscounts the wrap coloumn.  For example, set PS1 like this:
> 
> PS1="\[$(tput bold)\]$(printf '%*s' $(stty size | awk '{print$2}') x)\[$(tput 
> sgr0)\] "
> 
> This causes readline to wrap the input too early by the amount of hidden
> characters inside \[ \].

Thanks for the report.  This will be fixed in the bash-4.4 release.

Chet
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