[OS X TeX] path before prompt

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Mon Feb 18 09:20:59 EST 2008

Le 18 févr. 08 à 15:02, Roussanka Loukanova a écrit :

> Accept my apology for this question, but which is the good choice  
> and why? I guess the default set up (i.e., 'W') should have some  
> good rationality behind.

The old choice used to put the whole path to the current directory  
(starting from ~) before the prompt. As a result, this path occupied  
most of the current line in the Terminal window (if there was more  
than 3 levels say in the path) and any text typed after the prompt was  
partly superposed on this path, making it undecipherable and unusable  
for copy/paste.

In order to avoid that, you needed to make the Terminal window as wide  
as possible which was not always an option on small screens. It would  
have been better to have the supplementary text flowed to the next  
line instead of being superposed at the beginning of the current line,  
but if there was an option for that I have no idea what it was.

Now with Leopard this nonsense is at last gone!

Bruno Voisin

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