On Thu, Jul 29, 2004 at 01:29:30PM -0000, Dan wrote: > Where and how do you set the prompt to show what user name that your on IE ROOT or > user johndoe. > Eample of what the end results I would like to see. > > # router1.pdx/chatusa.com user johndoe.
Depends on what shell you're using. Assuming that you meant to type 'router1.pdx.chatusa.com' as the fully qualified hostname, then for tcsh(1): set prompt="# %M user %n " For bash(1): PS1="# \H user \u " For zsh(1): prompt="# %M user %n " For sh(1), which doesn't have any sort of escape character support for its prompts, you'ld have to do something like: PS1="# $(hostname) user $(id -un)" which just uses the regular string substition features supplied by the shell. [The difference is immaterial here, but if you wanted, say, to display the current working directory in your shell prompt, the %-escape or \-escape style would do it without any fuss. The sh(1) style means you'ld have to arrange to reset the prompt each time you changed directory.] Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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