command prompt trouble

Jeff Harris jharris at
Sun Apr 25 21:33:47 PDT 2004

On Apr 24, 2004, "blfs-support-bounces at" claimed that:

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

(If you're not using a monospaced font, compare above's " @ \[" to below's
" @ ["

Change the line in /etc/profile to remove the extra "\"


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