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For some reason when I type something in on my terminal, and the commands take up the entire line, instead of going to the next line, it just goes back ...
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- 11-22-2011 #1
Why is my terminal acting weird?
btw I tried attaching a video demonstrating this onto my post; but it won't let me do that for some reason unless I upload it to some other site.
- 11-23-2011 #2
My suggestion is try to find a stock ~/.bashrc and a stock /root/.bashrc for your version of Ubuntu and compare them with yours to see if yours was changed for any reason.
Maybe google will turn up those 2 text files by searching for them.
If yours don't match. Replace with the stock ones you find.
- 11-23-2011 #3
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- May 2011
Yeah, and I'd recommend looking at the PS1 prompt, in particular. I've had the exact same problem when I was trying to get too clever with fancy PS1 prompts.
- 11-23-2011 #4
actually that is exactly what happened to me, I had '\\a' in my PS1. I don't know what \\a means, but apparently it has something to do with not moving to the next line