strange cursor behavior in gnome terminal

Pany Serge pany.serge at
Wed Sep 20 06:05:19 UTC 2006

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marco" <marco.mandl at>
To: <ubuntu-users at>
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 1:04 AM
Subject: Re: strange cursor behavior in gnome terminal

> Marius Gedminas wrote:
>> I've seent his problem.  The cause was my $PS1 setting in my ~/.bashrc
>> file: I had some xterm escape sequences to set the window title.  I
>> removed the escapes from $PS1 and instead added a $PROMPT_COMMAND to
>> do the same thing (copy & paste from /etc/skel.bashrc), and the 
>> irritating
>> cursor jumping disappeared.
> Thank you Marius, it seems to be the right way. Would you please help me 
> to
> optimize it.
> I like to have a short prompt, e.g. a green $ for a normal user. And I 
> would
> like to set the console title to user at machine/path. With the escape
> sequences I had this in Konsole sessions. But I don't know how to achieve
> it with the $PROMPT_COMMAND.
> Cheers
> Marco
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