Re:user comand prompt changed - don't know why
Well, I guess I'm a victim of timing. This is sadsac, replying to his own post. I'm hoping that this may help another newbie avoid the problem I posted.
I started my Linux study again, and they mentioned something about the /etc/passwd file. I didn't think this had anything to do with my problem, but something in the explanation caught my attention and that was "The information in the /etc/passwd file determines which directory is considered your pwd."
I wasn't sure how this applied but I logged in as root, and opened the /etc/passwd file in gedit. I went down to the line that had my name on it and found the last entry on the line said "/bin/csh" and then I remembered that I had been trying out changing shell types. I was sure I got the shell back to bash but somehow it modified my entry in the /etc/passwd file. I wasn't aware of this connection until I followed a feeling regarding the information I read mentioned above.
I hope I haven't wasted anyone’s time, but I still don't know why it kept the "csh" entry when in following the examples, I changed it back to bash. I also entered an "echo $SHELL" at the time and it did display "/bin/bash" so maybe I have a question after all.