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Old 07-04-2007, 04:07 PM   #1
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Bash Prompt - display correct $(pwd)

When I use $(pwd) in my PS1, whatever the current working dir, the prompt always displays /home/username. However, when I use the \w, I always get the ~ tilde indicating the home dir. Is there a way to get the prompt to indicate that the home dir is /home/username, but always update to display the correct cwd in the prompt? Also, the \W (as opposed to the lowercase \w) doesn't give the whole cwd. Thanks.

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Use single quotes around the prompt so it isn't evaluated before being assigned to PS1

PS1='${PWD}\$ '


PS1='$(PWD)\$ '

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Old 07-05-2007, 08:03 PM   #3
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Bash Prompt - display correct $(pwd)


Well, I tried '$(pwd)' and '$(pwd)\$' and it does display the correct current dir, but it also displays the single quotes. I am using bash on RH 7.2 (This is a P1/100 box). I suppose that could have an affect.



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