UNIX-1.10 Customize Command Prompt

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set -o vi – puts your command prompt into VI mode, allows you to execute VI commands
/command – search for command history, n for next match found, N for previous match found
PS1 – variable that holds text of your prompt
PS1=”\H” – displays host name
PS1=”\s” – name of shell
PS1=”\u” – current username
PS1=”\w” – current working directory
PS1=”\@” – current time
PS1=”[\\u@\\H \\W \\@]\\$” – try this
PS1=”\e[x;ym$PS1\e[m” – \e[ starts the color mode, x;ym specifys color, \e[m ends color mode. x;y can be 0;30 to 0;37
case $(id -u) in
0) PS1=”${PS1}# “;;
*) PS1=”${PS1}$ “;;
alias name=”command -options” – creating alias/shortcut commands
alias vi=’vim’
alias ls=’ls -F’
alias ll=’ls -l’
alias la=’ls -la’
alias cp=’cp -ip’
alias mv=’mv -i’

2 thoughts on “UNIX-1.10 Customize Command Prompt

  1. With this line, PS1=”[\\u@\\H \\W \\@]\\$”
    I don’t think that you need to escape backslash. On my system, I use the following to achieve the result.
    PS1=”[\u@\H \w \@]$”
    By the way, you got a mistake. It should be “\w” instead of “\W”

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