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Slackware10.2 default PS1 prompt is "bash-3.00#". I'd like to change it to '\u@\h:\w\$ ' like it shows in /etc/profile. I've tried 'declare -x' & other stuff I'd rather not mention. I don't want to change shells, just the default prompt. Thanks for any help!!
I'm pretty sure I've tried that, but it only stays true in that shell. If I open another window I'm back to the 'bash-3.00#'. I'll give it another try w/o the '-x'. Seems to be the same kind of problem as changing or adding to my PATH. BUILTINS rule.
But I'll try. Thanks!
I'm pretty sure I've tried that but it only changes that shell. If I open another one I'm back to where I started. Something to do w/ BUILTINS? Same problem changing my PATH. The change isn't permanent. I'll give it another shot anyway. Thanks!!
how do i change my prompt to a particular string, for example my name?
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