Re: Keeping a customized file from being updated during package upgrade
> > use colorized prompts. Red is root, cyan is local user, purple is local
> > user with developer environment variables, green is remote, etc. It
> > helps when you have as many different terminal sessions open at one time
> > as I do.
> Wow, how could you do that? Can you share your code with us?
> I use colored xterms to distinguish those -- easier to do. :-)
It's just a question of sticking some ANSI color codes into the prompt
wherever it's defined. The user prompt comes from /etc/bash.bashrc I think,
and root's prompt from /root/.bashrc. In my case, I never log onto the other
boxes locally, so I didn't need to bother with any kind of cleverness to
figure out whether I'm at the console or not, so remote boxes just have green
prompts set up in /etc/bash.bashrc. When I'm going to dedicate a terminal
session to development work, I just source the devel environment script, and
that changes the prompt as well as setting up CXXFLAGS and whatnot.
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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