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Old 01-22-2004, 09:10 PM   #1
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Post Changing the BASH prompt?

I just upgraded to KDE 3.2beta2 on Slackware, and since then Konsole has been giving the plain bash-2.05b$ prompt. Before it would act like "normal" (I cannot think of the right name, the ones you see if you press Cntrl+Alt+F1) terminals, and put something like "root@localhost:/etc#". How can I change Konsole/BASH so that I see the better "root@localhost:/etc#" type prompt?
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The difference is that it's not a login-shell anymore.
To achieve the same behaviour just create a
.bashrc and put
export PS1="[\u@\h:\w]$ "

Alternatively, create a new icon for konsole and
append whichever parameter it takes to invoke it
as a login-shell ;) [for xterm it's -ls, for rxvt it's
--loginShell] ...



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