MacOS – Path into PS1 prompt is broken (\n) on different lines when it is too long

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I am using iTerm2 on MacOS Catalina . Here is my PS1 into ~/.bashrc , using a function ps1 :

function ps1 {
        # PROMPT SECTION
        BLUE='\[\033[0;34m\]'
        LIGHT_CYAN='\[\033[1;36m\]'
        DEFAULT='\[\033[0m\]'
        PURPLE='\[\033[0;35m\]'
        LIGHT_PURPLE='\[\033[1;35m\]'
        LIGHT_GREEN='\[\033[0;32m\]'
        PINK='\[\033\[0;31m\]'


        # \! - History number of last command
        # $? - Exit value of last command
        # \t - Exit time of last command
        # \w - Current directory (relative)

PS1="$PURPLE|$DEFAULT$LIGHT_GREEN\u@$DEFAULT$LIGHT_CYAN\h$DEFAULT$PURPLE|$DEFAULT\t$PURPLE|$DEFAULT$LIGHT_PURPLE\w$DEFAULT$PURPLE|$DEFAULT "
}

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The issue happens when I have long path, it seeems to be broken on second or third line like this :

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I tried to increase the number of columns (to 1000) into iTerm2 -> Preferences but it doesn't seem to fix this issue.

I can't see where the error comes from.

Anyone could see what's wrong ? Regards

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Best Answer

It's a bug related to the old version of bash included in macOS.

To overcome you can

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