Re: Can't set bash prompt
Jorge Peixoto <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> One of the users of this machine has a wrong bash
> prompt. It works well on a virtual console, but on
> xterm or gnome-terminal, PS1 is set to \s-\v\$ , which
> is very unhelpful. But this user's .bashrc is
> identical to mine (as told by md5sum), and I don't
> have this problem, so I don't know what to do. It is
> also identical to /etc/skel/.bashrc.
> I have tested xterm and gnome-terminal, executed from
> the "Run application" command dialog, and they have
> the same problem.
> Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I googled
Doesn't sound stupid to me. :-)
on both accounts. Are both of these login shells (cf. "xterm -ls
..."), are they both running Bash?
Lots of recent distros set up login config files brokenly. Are you
sure the config that's defining PS1 is being run? Is gnome-terminal
told to run as a login shell, thereby invoking login scripts? That's
not the default in my experience.
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