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If I am in the last line of and enter a long command, it does not create new line, but instead overwrites the same line.

How can I solve this bug? Screenshot with stacked command lines

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up vote 9 down vote accepted

I have a hunch that this is primarily caused by your accented characters (çã) in your directory name, because this is not a problem by default: multi-line screenshot

Special characters, unprintable or otherwise, frequently cause problems with classic terminals / shells.

Try opening a new terminal tab/window, and see if this problem occurs immediately, or if it doesn't occur until after you enter a directory with special characters.

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Wow.. You are correct.. You fix the bug!!! I have to rename the folder. – Rodrigo Jan 26 '12 at 18:46

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