problems with bash and latest readline

Eric Blake
Wed Jan 17 21:14:00 GMT 2007

burning shadow <burning.shadow <at>> writes:

> After installing latest readline I have problems in bash. I have PS1
> set to '\[\e]0;\u <at> \h:\w\a\]\u <at> \h:\w\$ ' and this gives me prompt 
> 1 extra space. If I change PS1 to '\[\e]0;\u <at> \h:\w\a\]\u <at> \h:\w\$', I
> get 2 '$' signs in prompt: 'shadow <at> loshadka:~$$'.
> shadow <at> loshadka:~$$bash --version
> GNU bash, version 3.2.9(10)-release (i686-pc-cygwin)

Looks like cygport dutifully downloaded the upstream readline patch 1, but from 
your report, the patch wasn't applied during my build.  I'll have to tweak my 
cygport script, and upload readline-5.2.1-6 in the near future if that was 
indeed the problem.

Sorry for the regression.

Eric Blake
volunteer cygwin readline maintainer

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