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Old 03-08-2017, 09:51 PM   #1
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bash-4.2$: change the command prompt to display username who has logged in


The /etc/skel directory was empty. Created .bash_profile, .bashrc, .bash_logout files. /etc/profile exists.
However much I try, unable to change the display of command prompt, to display the username
I would be glad if some body would clarify, how to make the terminal(bash) command prompt display the username of the user that has logged in, every time, automatically

Think I am missing something elementary, but I feel I am going round and round in circles, with .bashrc, .bash_profile, /etc/profile files

This will be a lesson for me
 
Old 03-09-2017, 12:28 AM   #2
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In the below link
http://unix.stackexchange.com/questi...t-show-anymore

It was mentioned as below
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I had the same issue, here’s how I solved it:

One of two things happened. Either the directory /root was deleted; or a missing / corrupt .bashrc file in /root (.bashrc sources /etc/bashrc, which sets the prompt), you can run the following command to restore the original files (which are copied automatically when the root or any user account is created). Run this command as the user who is having problems OR define the destination path to /home/directory/user/

cp -v /etc/skel/.bash* ~/ #if logged in as user
cp -v /etc/skel/.bash* /home/user/ #run as root

Should replace the .bash_logout, .bash_profile and .bashrc - exit terminal and log back in. The -bash-4.1# should now be gone!
This solved my issue. bash prompt below
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san2ban@KRISHNA:~$
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root@KRISHNA:/home/san2ban#
But, in future, if I have to make changes to my .bashrc, should I do it at /home/san2ban/.bashrc or /etc/skel/.bashrc ?
 
Old 03-09-2017, 01:29 AM   #3
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But, in future, if I have to make changes to my .bashrc, should I do it at /home/san2ban/.bashrc or /etc/skel/.bashrc ?
in your $HOME.

and please mark the thread solved (Thread Tools at the top).
 
Old 03-09-2017, 01:48 PM   #4
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You are aware that you only need to replace a single line of code in your bashrc file;

Code:
PS1="\u@\h: "
This will display the uses name.
 
  


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