Stop long commands wrapping around and over-writing itself in the Bash shell

shopt -s checkwinsize
add the command either in /etc/profile or ~/.bash_profile so that this is available to your shell.
Sample Output
type a reasonably long command, such as something simple like this: echo "an exceedingly long command that's much longer than the current window size. Something that you know will wrap around". to see the over-write.

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By: settermjd
2009-10-12 07:08:55

What Others Think

I don't think I have this problem with my Bash. Maybe a setting already does this for me.
kaedenn · 513 weeks and 6 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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