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Re: Small bug fix in readline promt handling

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Martin Pitt <martin(at)piware(dot)de>
Cc: PostgreSQL Bugs <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Small bug fix in readline promt handling
Date: 2005-12-29 02:07:53
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Martin Pitt wrote:
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> Hi!
> When using %[ and %] (prompt length ignore area) in .psqlrc's prompt
> formats, psql sends a \001 before the actual readline commands
> (RL_PROMPT_{START,END}_IGNORE). This is the way bash handles the
> shell's PSx format, but it is not a readline command, but a bash
> specific quirk.
> Example .psqlrc:
> \set PROMPT1 '%[%033[0;35m%]%/@%m%R%#%[%033[0;22m%] '
> -> not correctly handled, the cursor will be in the middle of the
> prompt.
> Attached patch fixes this. This was investigated and patched by Aaron
> Schrab <aaron(at)schrab(dot)com>, full details at
> Thank you for considering this, and have a merry christmas!
> Martin
> -- 
> Martin Pitt
> Ubuntu Developer
> Debian Developer
> In a world without walls and fences, who needs Windows and Gates?

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