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Sensible Bash Prompt

2009-02-23 19:21:40.643867 by Michael 0 Comments
Tags: linux bash unix

If you're a bash user like me and login to A LOT of servers every day, it helps to have a visible notation of what server you're actually on. Add this to your .bashrc file and source it.

# set prompt
PS1="[\u@`hostname`] \W > "
PS2=">"

There's a lot more you can do like adding a clock, the history number, etc. but I prefer to keep it simple.