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Messing With The Prompt


    export PS1="e[0;31mue[0;37m@e[0;36mhe[0;37m:e[0;33mwe[0;37m:e[0;33m e0m > "

    Take this apart:

    • export PS1=" - is the command, it exports the command line PS1
    • e[0;31m - changes the color to red
    • u - this adds the user to the prompt (kennyl)
    • e[0;37m - changes the color back to white
    • @ - adds the @ symbol to the prompt (@)
    • e[0;36m = changes the color to cyan
    • h - adds the hostname to the prompt (magnum)
    • e[0;37m - changes the color back to white
    • : - adds a colon to the prompt (:)
    • e[0;33m - changes the color to yellow
    • w - displays the current working directory (~/Downloads)
    • [0;37m - turns the color back to white again
    • : - adds a colon to the prompt after the current directory (:)
    • e[0m - turns the color back to the default
    • > - adds a > to the end of the prompt (>)

    The resulting prompt looks like this:

    kennyl @ magnum : ~/Downloads : 17:01:00

    CREATED 2012-11-17 03:36:57.0

    00-17-CC

    UPDATED 2012-11-17 03:36:57.0

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