out of nowhere I am getting the following weird characters:

$รข followed by a paragraph sign. See the below image for more detail:

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Also note where the white cursor is: it's basically 'one-off' so it's tough to tell where the cursor actually is, and becomes quite frustrating when typing.

I generally work with Ruby on Rails and have NOT added anything recently out of the ordinary. This just started happening out of the blue.

Any ideas?

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    What does echo $PS1 show? – user151019 Oct 8 '14 at 23:41
  • Could you check or change the User name ? – Ruskes Oct 9 '14 at 0:01

Mark, you are 100% right! I have no idea how those characters got into my /.bash_profile, but they did! So I just went in there and removed them and now all is working correctly. Thanks again!

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