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Old 04-20-2010, 07:05 PM   #1
abhijeetdutta
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shell prompt


i am not able to login as [root@abc00 ~]# i am getting -bash-3.2# as shell prompt

how to recover it.

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Old 04-20-2010, 07:09 PM   #2
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that's your shell prompt, not a login prompt.

Code:
export PS1=" [\u@\h \w]# "
To make it permanent, add that line to root's ~/.bashrc
 
Old 04-21-2010, 06:41 PM   #3
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your command works.thanks! but it will be more helpful PS1="[\u@\h \W]\\$ " when i have entered the command in bash_profile instead of bashrc.
 
Old 04-22-2010, 03:05 AM   #4
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your command works.thanks! but it will be more helpful PS1="[\u@\h \W]\\$ " when i have entered the command in bash_profile instead of bashrc.
It is conventional for root's prompt to end in "# " as a visual reminder that you are running with awesome rootly powers.

A common solution to get the same interactive shell configuration for both login and non-login shells is to modify /etc/profile to include
Code:
if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then . ~/.bashrc; fi
 
  


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