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Re: BUG: bash miscomputes size of prompt with ANSI escapes


From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: BUG: bash miscomputes size of prompt with ANSI escapes
Date: 29 May 2001 12:22:34 -0400
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%% address@hidden (Bernardo Innocenti) writes:

  bi> I was trying to get a colorful prompt for my shell, and I've
  bi> tried this:

  bi> PS1='address@hidden:\033[32m\w \033[36m\$ \033[37m'

  bi> I got the wanted result, but apparently bash (version 2.05.5) uses a
  bi> simple algorithm to compute the size of the prompt and so the cursor
  bi> wraps too early.

See question E3 in the Bash FAQ, which, it so happens, was just posted
here yesterday (as it is every Monday).

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