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Bug 150436 - problems with PS1 and PROMPT_COMMAND
problems with PS1 and PROMPT_COMMAND
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: bash (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Ben Levenson
: 150437 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2005-03-06 10:27 EST by Florian Effenberger
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-03-07 11:09:22 EST
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2005-03-06 10:28 EST, Florian Effenberger
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2005-03-07 15:09 EST, Florian Effenberger
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Description Florian Effenberger 2005-03-06 10:27:17 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de-DE; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050223 Firefox/1.0.1

Description of problem:

it seems that PuTTY 0.57 has problems with PS1 and PROMPT_COMMAND. Whenever I type some text, press Home and End some times, the text gets mixed up. See attached screenshot.

The prompt in Red Hat Enterprise Linux is as follows:

if [ "$PS1" ]; then
    case $TERM in
                if [ -e /etc/sysconfig/bash-prompt-xterm ]; then
                PROMPT_COMMAND='echo -ne "\033]0;${USER}@${HOSTNAME%%.*}:${PWD/#$HOME/~}\007"'
                if [ -e /etc/sysconfig/bash-prompt-screen ]; then
                PROMPT_COMMAND='echo -ne "\033_${USER}@${HOSTNAME%%.*}:${PWD/#$HOME/~}\033\\"'
                [ -e /etc/sysconfig/bash-prompt-default ] && PROMPT_COMMAND=/etc/sysconfig/bash-prompt-default


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Comment 1 Florian Effenberger 2005-03-06 10:28:12 EST
Created attachment 111714 [details]
Comment 2 Jay Turner 2005-03-07 04:21:05 EST
*** Bug 150437 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2005-03-07 05:28:13 EST
What does 'echo $TERM' say?
Comment 4 Florian Effenberger 2005-03-07 08:13:13 EST
I tried with TERM=screen and TERM=xterm
Comment 5 Tim Waugh 2005-03-07 11:09:22 EST
Well, I meant if you don't set it yourself, but the documentation answers me:

A.5.1 What terminal type does PuTTY use?

For most purposes, PuTTY can be considered to be an xterm terminal. 


By default, PuTTY announces its terminal type to the server as xterm. If you
have a problem with this, you can reconfigure it to say something else; vt220
might help if you have trouble.

If this doesn't set your window title to show user 'foo':

(USER=foo eval "$PROMPT_COMMAND"; sleep 5)

then it's a PuTTY bug I think.
Comment 6 Florian Effenberger 2005-03-07 15:09:19 EST
With TERM=screen, it doesn't work, see attached screenshot.
Comment 7 Florian Effenberger 2005-03-07 15:09:54 EST
Created attachment 111756 [details]

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