Introduction + PS1 issue with XFCE Terminal app

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at
Sat Nov 12 18:12:09 CET 2005

Niki Kovacs wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm an Austrian writer living in Montpezat (South France), and I just decided to
> switch from KDE to XFCE. I'm a die-hard Slackware user since 2001.
> Since a terminal emulator is the app I use the most, I downloaded, compiled and
> installed Terminal from, as well as its dependencies (dbus, vte
> and libexo).
> The app seems to run fine, but there's one thing that annoys me. The PS1
> variable isn't read correctly. I have a colored shell prompt, defined as
> follows in a personalized .bashrc:
> VERT='\[\033[0;32m\]'
> BLANC='\[\033[1;37m\]'
> MARRON='\[\033[0;33m\]'
> NC='\[\033[0;m\]'
> It seems that Terminal has troubles displaying the colors, and I'd say
> especially the NC variable above is giving it a hard time. BTW, colors are the
> only thing displayed incorrectly. If I leave them out, my prompt is OK.
> Anyone has a suggestion here?

There's a small typo in the NC assignment:


> Cheers,
> Niki Kovacs


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