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Old 06-17-2011, 02:45 PM   #1
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bash weirdness


I recently added a line to my ~/.bashrc profile

export PS1='\e[1;32m[\u@\h: \W \t]\$ \e[m'

It works! Except if I end up typing out something that's longer and would normally break onto a second line, the text just overwrites the current line. See image for an example.

http://i.imgur.com/JAvVe.png

How can I fix this so it doesn't wrap back on the same line?
 
Old 06-17-2011, 02:54 PM   #2
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Have a look at this thread:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/24358...-the-next-line
 
Old 06-17-2011, 03:44 PM   #3
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Thanks, I looked at that and believed that I got it right with:

export PS1='\[\e[1;32m\][\u@\h: \W \t]\$ \[\e[m\]'

Except it still doesn't correctly wrap in the terminal.
 
Old 06-17-2011, 03:50 PM   #4
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AFAIK, it's "\e[0m", not "\e[m".
 
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:29 PM   #5
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Yep, that fixed it! Thanks to both of you!
 
  


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