Gnome-Terminal - odd behaviour while typing

Thomas Dickey dickey at
Sat Mar 10 12:58:53 UTC 2007

On Sat, Mar 10, 2007 at 01:48:00PM +0100, Carsten Fuchs wrote:
> Hi everyone!
> My gnome-terminal has this annoying habit of jumping at the beginning
> of the same line when i'm entering a command and the cursor reaches a
> certain column (not the last column possible, there's always a quarter
> or so of the line left blank); it doesn't put the cursor on a new line
> but at the beginning of the same line, thus overwriting that line.

Sounds like a problem with the prompt string (iirc for bash users, that's
remedied by escaping the chunk of text that doesn't print using \[ and \]).

Thomas E. Dickey

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