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How do I get long command lines to wrap to the next line?

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Ah, it's getting there. It now types over anything added to the second drop down line rather than just continuing on.

jacatone@Dell-4550 ~$  54df5dddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd

should be,

jacatone@Dell-4550 ~$  54df5dddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd

Oh, sorry mate. I was too tired last night.  :)
Let's see...
The colors aren't properly escaped.
Variable expansion and the \[ \] escapes around them make them not count as character positions and the cursor position is not wrong.
This is the proper way to do it:

If you want to set it up like this
jacatone@Dell-4550:~$ command...

--- Code: ---export PS1="\[\e[1;31m\]\[\u@\h:\w\$\] \[\e[0m\] "
--- End code ---
You could also set it in two colors
jacatone@Dell-4550: ~$

--- Code: ---export PS1="\[\e[1;31m\]\[\u@\h\] \[\e[0;32m\]\[\W\$\] \[\e[0m\] "
--- End code ---
From your first example I thought you were going to use the [ ] brackets:

--- Code: ---export PS1="\[\e[1;31m\][\u@\h\w]\$ \[\e[0m\] "
--- End code ---

Actually, I meant after the $ sign then drop down below to the next line like it would if I didn't add any color.

jacatone@Dell-4550:~$ 64dfg646df4g654fg654d6fg64fd64g6fd4g64fd64g6df4g6fd


--- Quote from: jacatone on August 30, 2015, 04:13:56 AM ---I'm using color in my bash shell but can't get the text to drop to the next line below. Could someone tell me what's wrong here?

export PS1="\[\e[1;31m[\u@\h \W]\$ \e[m "

--- End quote ---
If you want to move the prompt sse the \n switch at the end

--- Code: ---export PS1="\e[1;31m[\u@\h \W]\$ \e[m \n"
--- End code ---


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