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Old 08-29-2012, 02:16 PM   #1
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Meaning of characters in $PS1?


Hi there!
These are the contents of the shell environment variables $PS1 and $PS2 (Prompt String 1 and 2, respectively):
Code:
gacanepa@debian:~$ echo $PS1
\[\e]0;\u@\h: \w\a\]${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\u@\h:\w\$
gacanepa@debian:~$ echo $PS2
>
Anyone would be as kind as to point me in the right direction to understand what those characters mean and/or what they are used for?
 
Old 08-29-2012, 02:22 PM   #2
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here is a very good guide about it: http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Bash-Prompt-HOWTO/ Obviously it is a bit old, so not really up to date, but the basics are there: http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Bash-Prompt-HO...sequences.html

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Old 08-29-2012, 02:27 PM   #3
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here is a very good guide about it: http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Bash-Prompt-HOWTO/ Obviously it is a bit old, so not really up to date, but the basics are there: http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Bash-Prompt-HO...sequences.html
Thank you so very much! (PS: I can't seem to be able to find the 'Add to reputation button', but I marked your comment as useful and the thread as solved).
 
Old 08-29-2012, 02:43 PM   #4
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add reputation is on the left side, the "white" icon next to the linux penguin.
 
Old 08-29-2012, 02:52 PM   #5
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add reputation is on the left side, the "white" icon next to the linux penguin.
Attached is a screen cap of your last answer as I see it. There is no white icon next to the linux penguin.
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:09 PM   #6
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you won. There is a setting in your profile I think (edit options/show reputation) to enable it.
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