[OS X TeX] path before prompt
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Feb 18 09:28:46 EST 2008
On Feb 18, 2008, at 8:20 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:
> 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
I'm not sure were the setting is but the line wraps properly in
Terminal on my system.
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)
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