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Old 11-15-2012
Modifying the .bashrc

I have modified the .bashrc. The problem is that when I write a long command,
it does not write on the next line but continues to write on the same line.

# ~/.bashrc: executed by bash(1) for non-login shells.
# see /usr/share/doc/bash/examples/startup-files (in the package bash-doc)
# for examples

# If not running interactively, don't do anything
case $- in
    *i*) ;;
      *) return;;

# don't put duplicate lines or lines starting with space in the history.
# See bash(1) for more options

# append to the history file, don't overwrite it
shopt -s histappend

# for setting history length see HISTSIZE and HISTFILESIZE in bash(1)

# check the window size after each command and, if necessary,
# update the values of LINES and COLUMNS.
shopt -s checkwinsize

# If set, the pattern "**" used in a pathname expansion context will
# match all files and zero or more directories and subdirectories.
#shopt -s globstar

# make less more friendly for non-text input files, see lesspipe(1)
[ -x /usr/bin/lesspipe ] && eval "$(SHELL=/bin/sh lesspipe)"

# set variable identifying the chroot you work in (used in the prompt below)
if [ -z "${debian_chroot:-}" ] && [ -r /etc/debian_chroot ]; then
    debian_chroot=$(cat /etc/debian_chroot)

# set a fancy prompt (non-color, unless we know we "want" color)
case "$TERM" in
    xterm-color) color_prompt=yes;;

# uncomment for a colored prompt, if the terminal has the capability; turned
# off by default to not distract the user: the focus in a terminal window
# should be on the output of commands, not on the prompt

if [ -n "$force_color_prompt" ]; then
    if [ -x /usr/bin/tput ] && tput setaf 1 >&/dev/null; then
	# We have color support; assume it's compliant with Ecma-48
	# (ISO/IEC-6429). (Lack of such support is extremely rare, and such
	# a case would tend to support setf rather than setaf.)

if [ "$color_prompt" = yes ]; then
    PS1='\[\033[01;32m\][cdl\[\033[00m\] \[\033[01;34m\]\W\033[01;32m]\033[00m '
    PS1='[cdlon \u@\h\w\] '
unset color_prompt force_color_prompt

# If this is an xterm set the title to user@host:dir
case "$TERM" in
    PS1="\[\e]0;${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\u@\h: \w\a\]$PS1"

# enable color support of ls and also add handy aliases
if [ "$TERM" != "dumb" ]; then
    [ -e "$HOME/dircolors" ] && DIR_COLORS="$HOME/dircolors"
    [ -e "$DIR_COLORS" ] || DIR_COLORS=""
    eval "`dircolors -b $DIR_COLORS`"
    alias ls='ls --color=auto'
    #alias dir='dir --color=auto'
    #alias vdir='vdir --color=auto'

    alias grep='grep --color=auto'
    alias fgrep='fgrep --color=auto'
    alias egrep='egrep --color=auto'

# some more ls aliases
alias ll='ls -alF'
alias la='ls -A'
alias l='ls -CF'

# Aliases for removing, moving and copying files
alias rm='rm -i'
alias mv='mv -i'
alias cp='cp -i'

# Add an "alert" alias for long running commands.  Use like so:
#   sleep 10; alert
alias alert='notify-send --urgency=low -i "$([ $? = 0 ] && echo terminal || echo error)" "$(history|tail -n1|sed -e '\''s/^\s*[0-9]\+\s*//;s/[;&|]\s*alert$//'\'')"'

# Alias definitions.
# You may want to put all your additions into a separate file like
# ~/.bash_aliases, instead of adding them here directly.
# See /usr/share/doc/bash-doc/examples in the bash-doc package.

if [ -f ~/.bash_aliases ]; then
    . ~/.bash_aliases

# enable programmable completion features (you don't need to enable
# this, if it's already enabled in /etc/bash.bashrc and /etc/profile
# sources /etc/bash.bashrc).
if ! shopt -oq posix; then
  if [ -f /usr/share/bash-completion/bash_completion ]; then
    . /usr/share/bash-completion/bash_completion
  elif [ -f /etc/bash_completion ]; then
    . /etc/bash_completion

# Set paths to netcdf and generic mapping tools 
export NETCDFHOME=/usr/lib
GMTHOME=/usr/lib/gmt; export GMTHOME
PATH="$PATH:$GMTHOME/bin"; export PATH

---------- Post updated at 02:52 PM ---------- Previous update was at 01:56 PM ----------

Something is going wrong in setting PS1

---------- Post updated at 03:19 PM ---------- Previous update was at 02:52 PM ----------

I tried the following and still writes on same line.

PS1='[\033[32;1mcdl \033[0;0m\033[34;1m\W\033[0;0m] '

---------- Post updated at 03:19 PM ---------- Previous update was at 03:19 PM ----------

I tried the following and still writes on same line.

PS1='[\033[32;1mcdl \033[0;0m\033[34;1m\W\033[0;0m] '

# 2  
Old 11-15-2012
Put the non-printing parts between \[ and \]

you can also use \e for escape:

For example:
PS1='[\[\e[32;1m\]cdl \[\e[0;0m\e[34;1m\]\W\[\e[0;0m\]] '

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