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Re: Unusual termianl prompt?



kevin kempter dataintellect com wrote:
On Thursday 09 March 2006 15:20, Tim Alberts wrote:


How is this configured and how do I make it 'normal'?


Well, there's normal and there's normal...


You need to set the environment variable PS1
mine prints the current directory and then a prompt on the line below the current dir display:

export PS1='\[\n[$PWD]\] \n\[\033[1;34m\]\u \h\[\033[m $\] '

the standard user host PS1 would be something like:
export PS1='[\u \h~]$ ' -or-
export PS1='\u \h [$PWD] $ '


For the benefit of the OP, FC3 uses
PS1='[\u \h \W]\$ '

\W giving the basename of $PWD
(info bash:bash features:printing a prompt)

[ian localhost var]$ cd /media/wind/Music/
[ian localhost Music]$

Obviously there are advantages and disadvantages to this (that 'var'
is actually '/home/ian/var', you need a memory conditioned by years
of using consoles to reduce mistakes).

--
imalone


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