command prompt trouble

Tom Black tcblack at
Sat Apr 24 19:21:45 PDT 2004

The command prompt code in  my /etc/profile is:
PS1="[\[\e[31;40m\]\u\[\e[34;40m\] @ \[\e[35;40m\]\w\[\e[0m\]]\$"

The output however goes on two lines as:
[tcblack at Brandon

So I type (on one line)
$ export PS1="[\[\e[31;40m\]\u\[\e[34;40m\] @ [\e[35;40m\]\w\[\e[0m\]]\$"
and now it works.
[tcblack @ /etc]$
Somewhere there is a record of the wrong codes but "where"?

Thomas Black
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