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Old 07-22-2003, 07:36 PM   #1
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change root


when i open a console it shows

root@dc333343435 leonardo, how i change that bunch of numbers to something else i want?
 
Old 07-22-2003, 07:45 PM   #2
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In /etc/profile look for your ps1 variable, something like:
[code] PS1='\u@\h:\w\$ '[/url]
Is what you are looking for. You will be changing the stuff following:
PS1 =

Cool
 
Old 07-22-2003, 10:11 PM   #3
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Mine has no ps1 variable (confused)
 
Old 07-22-2003, 10:55 PM   #4
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Which distro are you using?
 
Old 07-23-2003, 06:48 PM   #5
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orry i am using mandrake 9.1
 
Old 07-24-2003, 04:10 AM   #6
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jon_k,

if you can't find it in /etc/profile, then you can try:
set | grep -i ps1

to display it for you, or:
echo $PS1

If you wish to modify it, just save it in your home .profile, .bashrc, .bash_login ar whatever you are using.
 
Old 07-24-2003, 07:16 AM   #7
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Are you certain that those numbers are not actually part of your hostname (you will have chosen a hostname during installation)? I ask because it is common to have a prompt like user@hostname $. Your mandrake network configuration tool should have an option for altering your hostname.
 
Old 07-27-2003, 12:33 PM   #8
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Yes i think is my hostname in the prompt, so how i change it, i cant find the option in mandrake...
 
Old 07-27-2003, 09:31 PM   #9
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Hey leofer, in redhat I found it under the redhat "network config" utility -- so you should find the corresponding one on mandrake somewhere under the mandrake start menu

I used mandrake once and remember such a tool... maybe in the drak control center? i don't remember... but i can almost garuntee you will find it in a GUI config thingy somewhere ;-)


I changed mine to say Uberleet-Terminal (i figured it was a good one since my domain IS uberleet.org, he hee)

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