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Old 11-28-2003, 08:47 PM   #1
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Bash Prompt

Usually I am able to change the prompt that looks like "/home/usr"
by adding a Line "PS1=' $PWD $ ' to the .bash_profile
But this does not work with 9.2.Anyone knows how to change?
Old 11-28-2003, 09:52 PM   #2
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Have you tried putting your custom prompts in



Just an example:

PS1=\w Hello $

Last edited by Skyline; 11-28-2003 at 09:53 PM.
Old 11-28-2003, 11:05 PM   #3
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wow! That was quick.Thanks a lot.


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