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Old 07-30-2003, 02:07 AM   #1
sangjin
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Question about bash prompt


Hi

I would like to ask a question about bash prompt.
I have included the following line in .bash_profile to
change my prompt.

PS1="\u@\h \@PWD] "

If I run the following command

source .bash_profile

I get what I want. But if I start a new terminal I still
get the old prompt defined in /etc/bashrc. I don't like
to recompile .bash_profile everytime I start a new terminal.
I could edit /etc/bashrc but I would like to allow users to
only edit .bash_profile to get what ever prompt they want.

I'm using Redhat Linux 9 and GNOME XDM.

Sincerely yours,
Sangjin Kim
sangjin89@hotmail.com
 
Old 07-30-2003, 03:04 AM   #2
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just put it in your own .bashrc instead.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 03:08 AM   #3
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ones for original login, the other's for any additional terminals you start. Or something like that...I'm getting tired.
 
  


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