I've just installed PowerShell 6.1 on a RHEL 7 system. The text generaetd by pwsh is ok but the text typed by the user is just weird. Here is what I get when I type $PSVersionTable at the pwsh prompt:

TFDM==>which pwsh
PowerShell 6.1.1
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Type 'help' to get help.

PS /home/tfdmlab> $<5>$PSVersionT$<5>
Name                           Value
----                           -----
PSVersion                      6.1.1
PSEdition                      Core
GitCommitId                    6.1.1
OS                             Linux 3.10.0-327.36.1.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Aug 17 03:02:37 EDT 2016
Platform                       Unix
PSCompatibleVersions           {1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0...}
PSRemotingProtocolVersion      2.3
WSManStackVersion              3.0

PS /home/tfdmlab

Other commands react similarly; the user typed text looks strange but the command output is perfect.

I really don't know what would cause this to happen. Is there a configuration parameter that needs to be set?


  • Location? Keyboard? – Xen2050 Jan 10 at 11:21
  • Does text appear like this as the user types or after they press Enter? – root Jan 10 at 13:23
  • The text appears this way as the user types. – John Edwards Jan 10 at 14:17

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