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Old 11-12-2001, 09:47 PM   #1
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How to set tcsh prompt: # for root and % for user?

Hi all,

I'm configuring my linux box. I'll use both bash and tcsh.

The command " set prompt='%#' " in /etc/csh.cshrc sets tcsh prompt to be ">" for user and "#" for root. I REALLY prefer a traditional "%" for user but don't know how to do that.

Anyone here please give me a hand?

I also wanted the bash prompt to be $ for a normal user and # for root. This was done with " PS1='\$' " in /etc/bashrc
Old 10-12-2003, 04:13 PM   #2
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put the following in your .tcshrc file:

set promptchars="%#"


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