You're right. Works now. Many thanks!

On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 3:51 PM, Adam Vandemore <amvandem...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Daniel Underwood wrote:
>>
>> When I am logged in as a non-root user and I try to become root by
>> entering "su" and typing the root password, the resulting bash prompt
>> does not reflect the contents of /root/.bash_profile
>>
>> My /root/.bash_profile contains (among other things):
>>
>> export PS1="[\e[1;31m\]$(tput bold)\u$(tput sgr0)\[\e[0...@\h \w]\$ "
>>
>> The point is to make the username ("root") display in BOLD and RED
>> text.  After su'ing, the text is not bold nor red.  If I then enter
>> "source ~/.bash_profile", however, the prompt displays correctly,
>> showing "root" in bold and red text.
>>
>> How come su'ing doesn't seem to effect everything in the
>> /root/.bash_profile file?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Daniel
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>
> I think you may need to set that in ~/.bashrc
>
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