how to change appearance in terminal?
I want to change the appearance of terminal/ bash shell. I want to put my name at the begining of the bash shell/terminal every time its opened.(So I like to put anything at the beginning of the skin of terminal).How can I manage to do it? How can I change the appearance of terminal permanently?
It depends on the shell you are using, for bash you can edit the .bashrc for yourself and add in the following:
something like that will mean in any bash shell you open you will see:
as the prompt.
Use this website to help you:
ps-you could make it system wide by editing your /etc/profile, however the .bashrc of a user will override this i think?!?
The advice from helptonewbie is correct for setting the shell prompt. If you want to customize the title of the terminal window, again it depends from the shell you are using. In bash, you have to go through the PROMPT_COMMAND variable: it contains a command to execute before the prompt. As an example, on one system of mine - running GNOME and using BASH - I have
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