Re: base-files 1.6 (source all) uploaded to master
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On Sun, 8 Feb 1998, Nikita Schmidt wrote:
> On Saturday, 7 Feb, Santiago Vila wrote:
> > * Default prompt for root is now PS1='\u@\h:\w\$ ', which may not
> > please everybody and/or generate a flame war, but at least is better
> > than nothing (previosuly it was PS1='\h\$ ').
> \$ is quite sufficient to distinguish a root prompt from a non-root one;
> isn't then '\u@' excessive for root?
Well, this is what I use it for myself. I use PS1='\h:\w\$ ' for an
ordinary user and PS1='\u@\h:\w\$ ' for root. Rationale: I'm root only
in my machine (as most Debian users, I think) and therefore when I'm
"sanvila" I am not usually interested in the username.
However, I'm willing to set default root's prompt in base-files to
'\h:\w\$ ' if enough people prefer it to '\u@\h:\w\$ '.
What do others think about this?
[ I would use a voting system if I had one ].
BTW: Guy: What will be the default user prompt in /etc/profile?
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