bash history buffer output mangled after repeated up-arrow

@lbutlr kremels at
Thu Apr 26 11:59:59 UTC 2018

On 2018-04-25 (08:26 MDT), tech-lists at wrote:
> backspacing to (in this case) [john at desktop ~]$ ls -lah .g (which is as
> far as one can backspace on that line) and hitting return, restored the normal prompt position. Repeatedly hitting up-arrow mangles bash
> history.

Are you using social characters, color codes, or other stuff in your prompt? What's the definition of your PS1 look like?

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