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Old 02-11-2002
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I am using Debain Potato and I changed the PS1. When I log in locally everythink is fine, except that when I enter a long row without hitting enter, then it word wraps automatically. And it does it not at the end of the row, it does it in the middle of the row!
It also does not writes the following string in a new row. It overwrites the same row!

I have no clue what I did wrong.
Here is my PS1:

PS1="[\!][\u@\h^[[1;34;47m \W]^[[0;30;47m\$ "
Hope you can help me.

# 2  
Old 02-12-2002
First, go back to a traditional prompt and see what response you get.

Or try one like this just for troubleshooting purposes.
ie. PS1="`hostname`-$LOGNAME:\${PWD#*}> "

Next, what are you trying to accomplish with this prompt? Please explain...

# 3  
Old 02-12-2002
Okay, I put

PS1="`hostname`-$LOGNAME:\${PWD#*}> "
this as my PS1.

This is working.

What I am trying to do is to get some color into it. So I can easily tell the what the promt is and what is not. I am using mostly the command line interface. And I can make it look better. Smilie

So, do you know a different way to put color into the promt?
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Old 02-12-2002
What type of window or Telnet session do you use?

If it is a telnet session you should be able to change the colors from the toolbar at the top of the telnet session.

I use a Chameleon Terminal. What type of terminal do you use?

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Old 02-12-2002
I am using Tera Term Pro.

And what am I doing when I am working locally on it? So, it must work somehow. :-(
I even tried it on Red Hat 7 but there is the same effect.
# 6  
Old 02-12-2002
From the Korn Shell FAQ
Q2. Why does the screen width not function correctly when non-printing characters are in my prompt?
A2. The shell computes the screen width by subtracting the width of the prompt from the screen width. To account for non-printing characters, for example escape sequences that display in the title bar, follow these characters with a carriage return. The shell starts recomputing the width after each carriage return.
In your case, you will need to figure out how many of your characters are non-printing and inbed a c/r at the right point to correct the calculation of characters remaining on the line.
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Old 02-13-2002
@ Perderabo

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