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Old 06-16-2004, 06:47 PM   #1
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Can I change the console command line?

Is it possible to change the[coop@x1-6-00-a0-cc-5f-d9-d3 coop]$


Not a big deal, just something to frig with.

Also, what does .qt stand for?

Old 06-16-2004, 07:13 PM   #2
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The stuff that you're talking about there is set by the environment variable PS1
Put something like this in ~/.bashrc or /etc/profile

export PS1='\u:\w\$ '
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Here is a link to a bash prompt howto. The variable you want to change is $PS1.
You might also want to change your hostname to something a little shorter, and wordlike.
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That's not your hostname. It is the mac address of your ethernet card. You need to do something like:
# echo "yourhostname" >> /etc/rc.local

I had this problem in the past and that was the only solution I could find.



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