[OS X TeX] path before prompt

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Feb 18 15:28:46 CET 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.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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