Re: Question Regarding Directory Prompts
On Thu, Feb 07, 2008 at 11:01:20AM -0500, Thomas H. George wrote:
> The prompt always shows the entire chain to the current directory. My
> memory says this was not always so. There is nothing in .bashrc
> regarding this. Is it set somewhere else?
The default value of PS1 (the prompts in bourne shells) is something in
the lines of:
In the manual page of bash, under 'PROMPTING' you'll find their
meanings. Specifically, \w means:
the current working directory, with $HOME abbreviated
with a tilde
So you might have seen once the path truncated as you were at your home
> The reason I ask is that I am trying to work with a One Laptop per Child
> (olpc) laptop and the prompt never shows even the current directory.
> The olpc is fedora based but I'm trying to get it to behave more like
> Debian. My assumption is that aside from a few idiosyncracies fedora is
Or a different value to PS1 . Try the following in your terminal:
echo "just to see the new prompt"
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