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Old 09-02-2002, 12:02 PM   #1
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Question dir in slackware?

Hey, I have slackware and fluxware, so I am forced to use xterm to look at my files. But, the problem is is that with slackware, all I ever see is bash-2.05a$, unlike in RH or in the command line when first starting my computer it has root@localhost and then if I cd it goes to root@localhost /usr/local etc.

But the big problem is is that I can't use dir if I am using a window manager. I have to go to logout of my WM to be able to use dir, and was wondering if there is just a different command for it or if I have to configure something first? Help would be appreciated, thanks.

Oh, and how the heck do you turn off these dang snow effects? :P I can't seem to turn them off and they are irritating me!

Also, how do you resize a window in fluxbox?
Old 09-02-2002, 04:08 PM   #2
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For you "dir" substitute command try "ls -l". Both are lowercase L's and not numbers. Add the option "a" if you want to see hidden files that start with a period.

You can configure the system prompt to what ever you want. Look in the file /etc/profile I think it is.

Sorry, I can't help on the other stuff.
Old 09-02-2002, 10:36 PM   #3
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Put putting something like this in ~/.bashrc:
export PS1="\u@\h:\w\$"

Should make it a little easier to see where you are


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