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Old 03-28-2004, 08:19 PM   #1
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Changing the BASH Prompt


Accidentally posted this in the general forum, meant to post it here.



Hi,

Fairly new to Linux here.

I would like to change my BASH prompt to the full path followed by the $.

When I add the line:

export PS1="[\w] \$ "

in my .bashrc file in my home directory, my prompt displays as:

[~] $

To see if maybe I was not putting the right information in the export line, I tried a couple more escape characters.

export PS1="[\d] \$ " displayed:

[Sun Mar 28] $

export PS1="[\W] \$ " displayed:

[pete] $

Here is my entire .bashrc file:

# .bashrc

# User specific aliases and functions

# Source global definitions
if [ -f /etc/bashrc ]; then
. /etc/bashrc
fi

export PS1="[\w] \$ "

And here is the value of my BASH_VERSION environment variable:

2.05b.0(1)-release

Does anyone know if the \w was deprecated?

If I have not provided enough information, please let me know
Any help would be appreciated, Thanks

Pete
 
Old 03-28-2004, 08:26 PM   #2
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It's all good, you just coincidently happen
to be in your home directory, which, in the
shells abbriviations, is ~ ... try a cd /usr
;)


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Old 03-28-2004, 08:53 PM   #3
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DOH! lol.

Thanks Tink
 
Old 03-28-2004, 09:39 PM   #4
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Pleasure mate :}


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Welcome to LQ, I usually don't overlook the post-number :}




Cheers,
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Old 03-28-2004, 10:21 PM   #5
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