[opensource] Linux Terminal Prompt

Tobias Gordon gordonto at cse.ohio-state.edu
Thu Feb 8 16:34:05 EST 2007

...and by "figured out where to look" I mean "was told where to look." :)

Tobias Gordon wrote:
> Thank you guys, that was quite easy once I figured out where to look.
> Now if I could only find a color pattern I like :)
> Thanks all,
> -T
> Marc Uhrich wrote:
>> I haven't messed with this much, but if you are using the bash shell
>> .bashrc set the environment variable for the prompt.  If you want to
>> override it briefly you can modify the environment variable PS1 to make
>> it whatever you would like.  However, if you want the change to be
>> persistent you'll have to set this every time you open a new shell (by
>> modifying the ./bashrc file).  For example, if you want a non colored
>> prompt with username at host > you would run the command PS1="\u@\H >". 
>> Linkage-> http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/articles/prompt-magic.xml
>> Hope this helps,
>> Marc Uhrich
>> Systems Engineer @ OSU Graduate School
>> 247 University Hall, 230 N Oval Mall
>> Columbus, Ohio  43210
>> (614) 292-6998
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: opensource-bounces at cse.ohio-state.edu
>> [mailto:opensource-bounces at cse.ohio-state.edu] On Behalf Of Tobias
>> Gordon
>> Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2007 1:54 PM
>> To: opensource at cse.ohio-state.edu
>> Subject: [opensource] Linux Terminal Prompt
>> Hey all,
>> Is there a way to change the color of "username at comp:~$"?
>> It's very annoying when trying to scroll up to see a particular output 
>> and having to spend most of the time searching to find which lines 
>> were output lines.
>> Thanks,
>> Tobias
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