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Old 09-17-2003, 12:06 AM   #1
pshea
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Question Change prompt values from within a C++ program


I am trying to write a "minishell" program in C++ to demonstrate execv, fork(), wait(), getpid(), etc. I need to have the C++ program display a prompt to the user of the format "username@hostname:current directory:$" I have tried the following without success:

int main()
{

putenv("PS1 = \u@\h\w$");
char *prompt = getenv("PS1");
cout << prompt;

}

The putenv as I have it is giving me compilation errors and the cout << prompt is giving me the values of PS1.

I would like cout << prompt; to give me the following

username@hostnamecurrentdirectory$

any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
  


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