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Re: Command prompt disappears when working directory is one whose name e


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Command prompt disappears when working directory is one whose name ends in a '\' (backslash)
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2008 18:14:49 -0500
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Jonathan Plafker wrote:
> Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
> Machine: i486
> OS: linux-gnu
> Compiler: gcc
> Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='i486'
> -DCONF_OSTYPE='linux-gnu' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='i486-pc-linux-gnu'
> -DCONF_VENDOR='pc' -DLOCALEDIR='/usr/share/locale' -DPACKAGE='bash' -DSHELL
> -DHAVE_CONFIG_H   -I.  -I../bash -I../bash/include -I../bash/lib   -g -O2
> -Wall
> uname output: Linux hp-ubuntu 2.6.24-18-generic #1 SMP Wed May 28 20:27:26
> UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
> Machine Type: i486-pc-linux-gnu
> 
> Bash Version: 3.2
> Patch Level: 39
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
>     Command prompt disappears when working directory is one whose name ends
> in a '\' (backslash)
> Repeat-By:
>     Running the following command:
>         mkdir ./asdf\\ && cd ./asdf\\
> Fix:
>     Probably has something to do with the way things are escaped in the
> default $PS1.
>     Mine is '${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)address@hidden:\w\$' (without 
> quotes),
> and I haven't changed it, so I assume its the default.

This has come up before. I suspect you have something in PROMPT_COMMAND
that tries to write to an xterm title bar and is confused by the backslash
at the end of $PWD.

Chet
-- 
``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer

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




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