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Re: Bash 4 cursor in my prompt


From: Mike Frysinger
Subject: Re: Bash 4 cursor in my prompt
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 01:08:27 -0400
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On Tuesday 07 April 2009 15:10:16 Special Sauce wrote:
> From: anton
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: Cursor starts inside prompt
>
> Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
> Machine: x86_64
> OS: linux-gnu
> Compiler: gcc
> Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='x86_64' -
> DCONF_OSTYPE='linux-gnu' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu' -
> DCONF_VENDOR='unknown' -DLOCALEDIR='/home/anton/share/locale' -
> DPACKAGE='bash' -DSHELL -DHAVE_CONFIG_H   -I.  -I. -I./include -I./
> lib   -g -O2
> uname output: Linux nobby-nobbs 2.6.28-9-generic #31-Ubuntu SMP Wed
> Mar 11 15:43:49 UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> Machine Type: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
>
> Bash Version: 4.0
> Patch Level: 17
> Release Status: release
>
> Description:
>       Starting a new instance of bash gives a prompt where the cursor
> is right after my hostmane... ie right on top of my current directory.
> So
> if my prompt ends with "~/Desktop]$" the cursor will appear right on
> top
> of the "~" NOT in its regular position.
>
>       Executing a command will result in the correct prompt however
> hitting enter with no command typed gives the same problem. Not
> exactly
> a deal-braker but very annoying on occaision.
>
> Repeat-By:
>       Start bash (?) or at the prompt hit enter without typing
> anything.
>
> Fix:
>       Type any text then hit enter. Problem still reoccurs though (see
> above)

considering it seems to involve the prompt, you really need to post your exact 
prompt settings (i.e. PS1/PS2/etc...)
-mike

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