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Re: [bash-testers] Re: readline-5.2-1 prompt issue on cygwin

Eric Blake wrote:
> According to Igor Peshansky on 10/4/2006 9:03 AM:
>>> The upstream maintainer claims that this version fixes some prompt display
>>> bugs when using non-printing escape sequences with a single-line prompt.
>>> I have not verified this, but hope that this is the case.
>> FWIW, still doesn't work for me:
>> $ export PS1='[\[\e[32m\]\h\[\e[0m\]:\[\e[33m\]\w\[\e[0m\]] \[\]'
>> [helios:~] cd /c^L
>> [helios:~] cd /c/c
>>            ^^^^^^^
>> This is what's displayed.  Removing the '\[\]' at the end doesn't help.
>> 	Igor
> I am able to confirm this.  Using the above PS1 (the export is optional,
> as it only has to be a shell variable rather than an environment
> variable), and the xterm-unicode terminal as compiled for cygwin, along
> with bash 3.1.17 and release candidate readline 5.2, I get the following
> behavior when I type <c><d>< ></><c><^L>, where _ is the location of the
> cursor:

I can't reproduce it on Mac OS X using Terminal or xterm, using a UTF-8
locale and the included prompt string.  I will look at it on some other
systems tomorrow.

(I can't tell from the description, but I assume that the ^L is followed
by a screen clear.  It's supposed to.)

> I'm really at a loss as to how to go about debugging this, and don't know
> whether the bug is in readline or in cygwin's terminal descriptions.  I
> haven't yet built bash 3.2 for cygwin; is there any chance that bash-3.2
> is using some readline hooks that bash 3.1 was not using, such that this
> problem would go away?

It's not.  There are no readline hooks to use.

> This appears to be the same bug that I have been repeatedly reporting:
> Any hints on what I should try from within a debugger?

Attach to it from another terminal and set breakpoints in


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