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Old 07-21-2006, 09:10 AM   #1
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How do I get gnometerm to display the machine I'm connected to?

SuSE 9.3, Blackbox WM, Gnometerm 2.10.0

I use GnomeTerm to connect to 20 different servers in a day's work. Some of these servers will display the server name and pwd in the tab:

Others will not:

I think this is an interactions between Gnometerm and bash on the system I'm connecting too. Does anyone know what variable I need to set to get all the tabs to display the hostname in all the tabs?

Old 07-21-2006, 09:43 AM   #2
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This is a matter of playing with the PS1 variable on each of the machines. Using your first example, you would add/modify the following to each machines ~/.bashrc file:
# user@host:pwd$
PS1="\u@\h:\W\$ "
Once done, you can activate it with either of the following commands:
source .bashrc
# or
. .bashrc
If you use the screen command alot, you might also enjoy \l, which displays your tty. For more info, do a search on bash prompt configuration.

Last edited by jayemef; 07-21-2006 at 09:46 AM.
Old 08-15-2006, 04:17 PM   #3
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I've set my PS1 like this on the target machine:
export PS1="[\u@\h]: \w\n$?> "
, but this is not getting picked up by gnometerm. Any other ideas?

TIA Dave


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