It Works

Sanctus Evanidus evanidus at
Sat Mar 9 20:16:44 PST 2002

Ira Mendell <ibm at> wrote:

>   One thing I see is that in Redhat when you log in it says sometheing
> like "root at localhost:' path'#" while in lfs it ony says "root~#"

Me I like having a small PS1, give more space for cmdline (b4 wrapping)

Check bash(1) man page to see how to use the PS1 variable. (search PROMPTING)
For example, adding "\h" in it, will add the hostname.

You can even put colors in this if you want :)

Me I use:

PS1='\[\033[1;31m\]\u:\[\033[1;34m\]\w\[\033[1;31m\]\$ \[\033[0;39m\]'

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