Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 194556
gnome-terminal does not wrap line properly with escape code for colors in PS1 prompt.
Last modified: 2008-05-06 13:22:24 EDT
Description of problem:
The gnome-terminal does not wrap line properly with escape code for colors in
the PS1 prompt. When you type far enough on the CLI (bash), it wraps too early
and does not descend to the next line, but types over the content of the current
Note that this does not occur in FC4, and neither in the initial FC5 release.
This is a bug that has been recently introduced.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Faulty version: Gnome gnome-terminal 2.14.2
Version known to work well: Gnome gnome-terminal 2.10.0
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open gnome-terminal
2. run bash
3. type: export PS1='\[\e[1;32m\]test prompt\e[0;00m '
4. type until you wrap at the end of the line.
Still occurs in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (7.04).
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Still occurring in Ubuntu 08.04. Yes, I moved on from Fedora to Ubuntu, sorry.
I opened this bug at gnome.org: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=531785
I believe this is where it should be tracked from now on.