Cygwin 1.7.x upgrade: Xterm history messes up prompt

Andy Koppe
Fri Jan 15 19:56:00 GMT 2010

2010/1/15 Derek Greer:
> I discovered that the problem is specific to my PS1 settings, but a bug
> nevertheless.  The prompt I've used for years is:
> PS1='\[\033]0;\w\007\033[32m\][\h]: \[\033[33m ${PWD##*/}\033[0m\] > '

Only non-printing must be enclosed in \[ ... \] , but you've got
${PWD##*/} in there as well. As a consequence, readline thinks the
prompt is shorter than it actually is.


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