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Old 05-21-2006, 10:43 AM   #1
TippyToes
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Unhappy Strange problem with Gnome-terminal


Hi

When I bring up my terminal, it always looks something like this in the screen...

/home/fred$

Well, I don't remember exactly what was in there but I do know that my home folder/path was always listed. Now, for whatever crazy reason (and I'm not sure when, how or why) I've been getting this...

bash-3.1$

I don't want "bash"...I want the path to my home folder (like it used to be). Is there anyway to get that back again?.

Thank's!!
 
Old 05-21-2006, 11:36 AM   #2
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yes, by setting your PS1 environment variable

this is what mine looks like
PS1="\u@\h \W \$"

change it by saying (to what you particularly want)

PS1="\W $"

in console

\u - user
\h - hostname
\W - workng directory

as you can see from mine you can throw in characters anywhere you like (@,even "hello" if you want) try it!

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Old 05-21-2006, 12:37 PM   #3
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Thank you

Ok, I guess what would help the most is if I could just get the code that would set Gnome-Terminal back to the default where I end up with something like...

$home/Fred/

Another thing...Even when I type this stuff in, it always goes back to "bash" when I start the terminal again. Also, I can't "CD" into any of my folders like I used to be able to and reinstalling Gnome-terminal or using other terminals does nothing to solve any of these problems and I always still get the "bash" thing. How did I even get this in the first place??.

Anyway, thank's again!
 
Old 05-21-2006, 12:42 PM   #4
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You need to add the line

export PS1='\w\$' to your .bashrc (in your home directory). If it isn't there, create it.
 
Old 05-21-2006, 12:52 PM   #5
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HOLY COW...guess what??. I just remembered that I deleted some "hidden" bash files from my home folder a few days ago because I thought they were some sort of spam I had gotten when I installed this one program.

Ok, what do I name this file (name/extension, etc) and do I have to put a period in front of it (like the hidden bash file had)?.

In other words, all of the bash files in my home folder are completely gone.

Thank again...you made my day!!!!

Last edited by TippyToes; 05-21-2006 at 12:53 PM.
 
Old 05-21-2006, 12:53 PM   #6
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The file is just called .bashrc and yes, the dot is there.

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Old 05-21-2006, 12:55 PM   #7
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Ok, I'll try it...again thank's!.

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Old 05-21-2006, 12:57 PM   #8
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Sorry, "full stop" is what I call a period/dot.
 
Old 05-21-2006, 01:00 PM   #9
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Ok, what all goes in the default Fedora Core 5/Gnome-Terminal .bashrc file?. I see various examples but all have been heavily modified. I just want what I had before I deleted it.
 
Old 05-21-2006, 01:02 PM   #10
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This I can't answer, I'm afraid (as I don't use Fedora).
 
Old 05-22-2006, 10:05 AM   #11
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all .bashrc are the same... it follows bash the program not the distribution


mine

--snip--

eval `dircolors -b /etc/DIR_COLORS`
alias d="ls --color"
alias ls="ls --color=auto"
alias ll="ls --color -l"
alias java="/usr/jdk1.5.0/bin/java"
alias javac="/usr/jdk1.5.0/bin/javac"

# Change the window title of X terminals
case $TERM in
xterm*|rxvt|Eterm|eterm)
PROMPT_COMMAND='echo -ne "\033]0;${USER}@${HOSTNAME%%.*}:${PWD/$HOME/~}\007"'
;;
screen)
PROMPT_COMMAND='echo -ne "\033_${USER}@${HOSTNAME%%.*}:${PWD/$HOME/~}\033\\"'
;;
esac

--snip--


as you can see this sorts the stuff out.
 
  


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