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Re: Changes to /etc/profile

On 15-Jul-02, 04:44 (CDT), Santiago Vila <sanvila@unex.es> wrote: 
> I have already been asked not to export PS1:
> -export PATH PS1
> +export PATH
> so that shells which do not understand bash prompt escapes do not show
> a confusing prompt when invoked on the command line.

Why don't you just fix the real problem, and remove the bogus bits from
the distributed /etc/profile:

- if [ "$BASH" ]; then
-   PS1='\u@\h:\w\$ '
- else
  if [ "`id -u`" -eq 0 ]; then
    PS1='# '
    PS1='$ '
- fi

/etc/profile is not bash specific. This kind of hack should be in


Steve Greenland

    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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