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Re: Prompt issue within cygwin
On Mon, 23 Jan 2006, Eric Blake wrote:
> > > \[\033]61;\u@\H\007\u@\H \W>
> > >
> > > as you can see, only a single ">"
> > > [snip]
> > You have a bug in your PS1 value. Bash uses \[ and \] to delimit
> > non-printable sequences in the prompt. So, your PS1 should at least be
> > \[\033]61;\u@\H\007\]\u@\H \W>
> > ^^
> > Note the closing '\]'.
> > Also, ESC] doesn't look like a valid ANSI escape sequence. What
> > exactly are you trying to accomplish with your prompt?
> ESC] starts a sequence for sending a message to the terminal.
Ouch. That's what I get for firing off emails in a hurry. I meant
"ESC]61;" (which I'm glad you share my confusion about).
> In the standard bash prompt from the base-files package, the
> sequence: "\[\e]0;\w\a\]" sets up part of the bash prompt
> "\[<non-printing chars>\]", with a message to the terminal to
> change its title "\e]0;<text>\a" to the working directory "\w".
> I have no idea what "\e]61;" in the OP's prompt is trying
> to tell the terminal to do, though; I've only ever seen \e]n; for
> n=0, 1, or 2, never for n=61.
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