Sorry if I am wrong here, but I have no idea where to search for my problem. I accidentally upgraded my Debian system to stretch (stable). Since I did so, the konsole isn't working properly anymore.

I am using zsh with prezto. The problem seems to be with multi-line prompts, e.g. pure. If I use the tab completion, the whole setup gets messed up: enter image description here

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As you can see the test and cursor moves up and the whole layout is messed up. I honestly have no idea how to find the problem and fix it.

I am using Debian with

❯ konsole --version
konsole 16.12.0
❯ zsh --version
zsh 5.3.1 (x86_64-debian-linux-gnu)

Additional information

❯ printf '%s\n' "$PS1"

%}%(12V.%F{242}%12v%f .)%(?.%F{magenta}.%F{red})${PURE_PROMPT_SYMBOL:-❯}%f


  • Please include the output of printf '%s\n' "$PS1", or show how you are setting the prompt in your shell startup files. – Kusalananda Apr 12 '18 at 11:26
  • I am using prezto as I didn't want to dig in how to configure zsh. The prompt is set there via style ':prezto:module:prompt' theme 'pure' if you are familiar with it. Worked fine prior to update, and still is fine on other system using Debian Jessie as well as the Windows WSL. – DerWeh Apr 12 '18 at 11:47
  • Can you also post the output of zstyle and infocmp -L? Also reproducing the problem within script and then posting the output of sed -n l < typescript may give more information as to how the corruption occurs. Is there any preexec/precmd hook? – Stéphane Chazelas Apr 15 '18 at 15:46
  • @StéphaneChazelas I added links to files with the output of zstyle infocmp -L and sed -n l < typescript. Don't really know if there is a better way to do this here. A quick grep for preexec and precmd revealed several hits in prezto. However, I don't really know what I am looking for. Sorry that I understand so little, please ask if you need any further information. – DerWeh Apr 18 '18 at 20:04

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