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Old 08-27-2009, 01:28 AM   #1
thomas2004ch
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A question about shell (bash shell)


I log in to a linux and the shell looks as follow:
Code:
[root@s003ap02-test ~]#
Now I change to another user with su - myuser and the shell looks different as follow:
Code:
-bash-3.00$
What I want is somewhat like this:
Code:
[myuser@s003ap02-test ~]#
How can I change that?
 
Old 08-27-2009, 01:32 AM   #2
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# prompt is for root. $ is for normal user.

To get the # the prompt you need to be root.
 
Old 08-27-2009, 01:49 AM   #3
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You can set whatever prompt you want
check enviroment variable PS1
By default prompt set by /etc/bashrc script.
Just check file /etc/bashrc, i think you will get your answer

thnks
 
Old 08-27-2009, 02:00 AM   #4
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export PS1="[myuser@\h \W]"
display
[myuser@localhost ~]


if u want permanently above the name u will store .bashrc file.
 
Old 08-27-2009, 02:09 AM   #5
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Here is mine colorized in blue:
Code:
export PS1="\[\033[0;34m\][\u@linux \W]$\[\033[0m\] "
produces:
Code:
[alex@linux ~]$ 
 
  


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