Subject: Re: pkg/29791
To: Jeremy C. Reed <email@example.com>
From: Jussi Liukkonen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/30/2005 02:49:38
the problem is a double space after the prompt, not in the double-tab
output. In other words, my prompt with a new, empty line should look
^space here (between \$ and the cursor)
But with netbsd, it looks like:
^^two spaces here (between \$ and the cursor)
And when I do the double-tab thingy, the cursor jumps to its correct
place. Editing past the line-wrap point and backspacing enough, or ^A
after wrapping, also jumps to the correct place, but oftentimes not
redrawing the line properly due to the off-by-one error.
Note that I use the \[...\] mechanism in PS1 to enter characters that
should be excluded from prompt length when calculating cursor
positioning (specifically, to show some stuff like \h:\w in an xterm
titlebar). If I don't do that, then there is no extra space, or redraw
problems after wrap.
In darwin7, redhat9 linux, solaris8/9, or freebsd4, there never is an
extra space or redraw issues using the same bash, terminal and PS1 (all
the abovementioned machines are in the same NIS/NFS cluster, so they
see the same ~/.profile). Which leads me to suspect the netbsd
adaptation and/or libraries.