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Old 04-16-2003, 01:23 AM   #1
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how to change prompt

When i open terminal or xterm the prompt shown is:

bash-2.05b $

How can I make it display the exact location where I am... that is I would like it to show me:

/ashesh/programs/ $ when I am in programs folder
Old 04-16-2003, 01:37 AM   #2
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man bash
search for PS1 and next PS..
Old 04-16-2003, 01:44 AM   #3
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Actualy, I would like the prompt to be as follows:

where 1st ashesh is loginname and 2nd ashesh is the folder name...

[ashesh@ecl5 ashesh]$
Old 04-16-2003, 02:33 AM   #4
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Some prompt 1337ness:

Also check out:
Old 04-16-2003, 02:53 PM   #5
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Here's what you want. To make it permanent throw it in ~/.bashrc

PS1="[\u@\h \W]$ "

If you like here's another. It is pretty much the same except it has a nicely formatted timestamp and it is blue:

PS1="\[\033[1;34m\][\$(date +%H:%M)][\u@\h \W]$\[\033[0m\] "

Last edited by bulliver; 04-16-2003 at 02:58 PM.
Old 04-16-2003, 06:14 PM   #6
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anyone have a good site explanine all this madness:

export PS1=" \[\033[1;30m\][\[\033[0;31m\][\[\033[1;31m\][\[\033[1;35m\]\u\[\033[1;37m\]@\[\033[1;35m\]\h\[\033[1

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