Some dumb questions born of frustration

Jeffery Mewtamer mewtamer at
Thu Oct 27 03:12:06 UTC 2016

Okay, I didn't have a .bashrc, so I created one and put the line

export PS1='\$'

in it. Even after a reboot, I'm still greeted by the familiar
username at hostname:workingDirectory$ prompt, so evidently, there's more
to a minimal .bashrc to change the default prompt.


Jeffery Wright
President Emeritus, Nu Nu Chapter, Phi Theta Kappa.
Former Secretary, Student Government Association, College of the Albemarle.

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