When I use reverse history search, then it "eats" a part of my prompt. Sometimes when I type a long command which spans to multi lines, my prompt is also lost.

Have anyone experience this situation? It is very annoying. I have attached the screenshot.


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    I don't see a screenshot. – bahamat Jul 27 '12 at 23:30
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    Please don't post a screenshot, but a copy-paste of a few lines from the terminal, using code formatting (press Ctrl+K or use the code button). Also post the content of your .zshrc and the output of echo $TERM. – Gilles Jul 27 '12 at 23:32

This is usually due to non-space using items actually counting as space (e.g. formatting escape sequences like color etc.). These should be wrapped in %{ ... %} pairs.

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