The Terminal Prompt Environment Variable $PS1 and Others

A quick and dirty way to change your terminal prompt is to edit the ~/.profile or ~/.bash_profile files to include the line:


One example prompt would be to simply print the hostname followed by a colon:

PS1="h : "

Vivek Gite of cyberciti.biz has a really good write-up of utilizing the PS1 environment variable as well as others which can be found here:

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