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Bug 142125 - PROMPT_COMMAND breaks for cwd with trailing \
PROMPT_COMMAND breaks for cwd with trailing \
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: setup (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-12-07 10:23 EST by Joe Orton
Modified: 2015-03-04 20:14 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-01-24 14:39:19 EST
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Description Joe Orton 2004-12-07 10:23:32 EST
The default PROMPT_COMMAND screws up for a directory name ending in a

[root@emcee root]# set -x
++ echo -ne '\033]0;root@emcee:~\007'
[root@emcee root]# cd /local/jorton/php/scratch/a\\/
+ cd '/local/jorton/php/scratch/a\/'
++ echo -ne '\033]0;root@emcee:/local/jorton/php/scratch/a\\007'

because it escapes the \, thereby preventing the \007 from being
printed and terminating the escape sequence.  Subsequently shell
output is broken until a real \007 is printed.

Maybe that gun was pointing at *my* foot...
Comment 1 Phil Knirsch 2006-01-24 14:33:06 EST
I've reproduced this bug and found a solution, i'm just not sure i'm really
happy with it as it splits the PROMPT_COMMAND in 2 parts:

instead of doing:
  PROMPT_COMMAND='echo -ne "\033]0;${USER}@${HOSTNAME%%.*}:${PWD/#$HOME/~}\007"'

using this works:
  PROMPT_COMMAND='echo -ne "\033]0;${USER}@${HOSTNAME%%.*}:${PWD/#$HOME/~}";
echo -ne "\007"'

This might be a problem as a user could press CTRL-C exactly at the time the
first echo stops, possibly causing the same deranged output again.

Read ya, Phil
Comment 2 Phil Knirsch 2006-01-24 14:39:19 EST
Oh, i'll include the fix in the next version. It surely can't be worse then it
already was, so if a user willfully tries to break the prompt now there's
nothing i can do about it (except maybe not using PROMPT_COMMAND at all, but
thats for a later date...).

Read ya, Phil

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