Change Prompt in Bash


Learning in the Open

Background

For us that like to journal and keep notes of every command we issue and capture screens, having long prompts get in the way a bit.

Especially, when you get an incident and pick up that phone and  it says one of the DB/2 hosts is running out of Log space again.

And, the best you can do is say that if it is only at 90% it can likely suffer till the morning.

Current Prompt

To get the current prompt issue “echo $PS1

Image

Text

u@h:w>

Revised Prompt

Let us rid ourselves of all the clutter by dropping all three; username, machine name and the current working directory are all out of here.

SESSION

Permanently

To make the change permanently, please edit ~/profile in your editor of choice and add same line.

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