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Old 05-31-2003, 12:37 AM   #1
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$,# sign
Here, command prompt appear by $ sign.
i used gnome panel in redhatlinux9.0
Run in terminal window and command prompt appear by # sign.
why different appear???????
Old 05-31-2003, 12:45 AM   #2
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In bash, your prompt is controlled by the PS1 variable. Try typing this:

PS1="This is my prompt"

There are a lot of switches available.
Old 05-31-2003, 09:00 AM   #3
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$ is used for regular users
# is for root


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