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Re: how to change the prompt in Linux..any Fundaes??

Charudatta Phatak rearranged electrons thusly:

> hi! i am a student in IIT Bombay..I wanted to know how can one change
> the prompt in  linux? i.e, how to change its colour & may be make it
> flashing & change what is written? i know u have to edit .bashrc or
> .bash_profile but what are the exact changes one has to make?any
> help???

Assuming your shell is bash (there are other shells you can use ...) just use
"export PS1=[whatever you want]"

PS1="\u@\h:\w> "
export PS1 

is what I use.  No fancy colors and such (my eyesight is bad enough as it is)

> Thanx in advance..
Thanks in advance for asking such questions on linux-india-help the next time.


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