Originally Posted by chrism01
Well, first put the prompt back to what it was (or the same as a working user).
2nd, show us what your new prompt definition looks like and tell us what you are trying to do.
At the first point, I wouldn't want that. I want to know how to be able to type normally with any prompt I want. That is not supposed to be a problem.
Secondly, the prompt definition ($PS1) is: \e[0;31m\t\e[m-\e[0;32m\[\u\]\e[m@\e[0;36m\h\e[m:\e[0;23m\w\e[m\e[0;32m\$\e[m
I'm trying to write commands longer than 10 characters without having the string I'm typing continue at the beginning of the line, overwriting the prompt (and being harder to read).