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Wed, 18 Oct 1995 22:30:12 -0500
Jerry Lynch <address@hidden> wrote:
: I'm using octave 1.1.1 for Linux. I have my prompt set in my .octaverc
: file as:
: PS1="^[[34m[\\!] \\t \\w \\s\\$^[[0m "
: Where "^[" is the escape character. This allows me to change the color
: of my prompt. This is very helpful when viewing the work-session.
: Everything works great, except when the command I enter wraps to the next
: line. The problem is that when you search through the history (using
: control-p), lines that were wrapped don't display properly if you type
: 'control-a' on them.
You will be able to fix this in the next release by using `\[ \]'
pairs in the prompt string to quote the invisible characters.
Your prompt string would be
PS1="\\[^[[34m\\][\\!] \\t \\w \\s\\$\\[^[[0m\\] "
or, to avoid putting the escape character directly in your startup
PS1="\\[\\033[34m\\][\\!] \\t \\w \\s\\$\\[\\033[0m\\] "