Some dumb questions born of frustration
janina at rednote.net
Thu Oct 27 14:10:28 UTC 2016
John J. Boyer writes:
> 1. What do i put in .bashrc to get a simple prompt of a dollar sign?
Try the following:
I'm sorry, I don't recall the logic of the triple backslash. I was only
able to find it for you quickly because I modified mine a long time ago
to show current time, as well as current user and directory. For
comparison, here's my bash prompt:
PS1="\u@\h \t \W\\\$"
> 2. I have set alias_file=mailaliases in muttrc. When I add an alias it goes to that file, but when I use it in the to
> line of a message it is not recognized.
Hmmm, sounds like some kind of code inconsistency in mutt. I believe
there's an irc channel where mutt developers hang out. You might want to
ask there. I believe you can get the server and channel info from the on
line mutt documentation pages.
All I can tell you is that I don't have that problem here. However, I
am using the default mutt file for aliases, ~/.mutt_aliases
> I've been reading man pages and documentation all day.
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