Re: bash shell prompt
> My guess was that the .bashrc in my home directory needed the
> same PS1 environment as the .bashrc in the root directory so I
> export PS1='\h:\w\$ '
> but this does not solve the problem UNLESS I login as myself and
> then type
> at which point the prompt changes.
> So I seem to have the right environment variable but do I need to
> put it in a different file or what?
You need to put it in .bash_profile
(RTFM for explaination - it's too complex to condense here, but basically,
it looks for .bash_profile first)
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Selwyn College Computer Support