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Old 03-15-2010, 03:42 PM   #16
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Have you tried my suggestion? Did it work?
 
Old 03-15-2010, 04:10 PM   #17
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Hi,
Sorry I didn't see your previous reply - I may well owe you a pint though!
I tried setting PS1 to just "> " and did some typing and it worked fine! Woohoo!!!
However - I can't seem to get my PS1 prompt to display correctly...

This is how it is currently in my .bashrc:

Code:
export PS1="\e[0;31m\H \e[0;34m\W\e[m $ "
I've tried several combinations but I think I'm missing a trick somewhere - I'm not great with bash special characters!
 
Old 03-21-2010, 04:32 AM   #18
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Hi,
Sorry I didn't see your previous reply - I may well owe you a pint though!
I tried setting PS1 to just "> " and did some typing and it worked fine! Woohoo!!!
However - I can't seem to get my PS1 prompt to display correctly...

This is how it is currently in my .bashrc:

Code:
export PS1="\e[0;31m\H \e[0;34m\W\e[m $ "
I've tried several combinations but I think I'm missing a trick somewhere - I'm not great with bash special characters!
I've tried both your current PS1 (which breaks), and the following one, which seems to work correctly:
Code:
export PS1="\[\e[0;31m\]\H \[\e[0;34m\]\W\[\e[m\] $ "
(I believe that the reason that I missed out "\[" and "\]" before was that I had a missing termcap entry for one of my terminals on an old installation, and it worked slightly better without them. This is no longer the case so I can do it properly now.)
 
Old 03-21-2010, 05:41 AM   #19
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Top man, that works great.
Cheers!
 
  


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