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Old 11-22-2003, 11:46 AM   #1
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SOLVED: Changing PS1 "on the fly" for root

I have the following entry in my .bashrc which changes the prompt to a red background with white text when I am root.

if [ "$UID" = 0 ]
export PS1="\[\e[37;1;41m\]\h:\w [\!]\$>\[\e[0m\]"
export PS1="\h:\w [\!]\$> "

the problem is I have to source .bashrc each time I switch users. Is there a way to make this happen upon switching users "on the fly"?

UPDATE: The solution was as simple as moving the definition to the /etc/bashrc Oh Well, you learn Thanks to all who responded.

Last edited by gandalf2041; 11-22-2003 at 01:52 PM.
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If it's set executable try:

ln -s .bashrc .bash_login



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