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Month: April 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] konsole "Prompt Tip" incorrect (with patch - review and push)

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2012 18:10:39 -0500
On 04/17/2012 05:46 PM, Darrell Anderson wrote:
> Well, I was going to ask how in jumping blue blazes you stumbled across those typos....
> Yet I'm curious about one of the tips. Does $PS1 actually place the directory in the konsole window title? I thought $PROMPT_COMMAND had to be used to accomplish that (which is what I have used for many years). Is that tip technically correct?
> Darrell

  Your environment has several prompts (up to 6 I think)

PS1 - your main prompt
PS2 - secondary prompt
... and so on. PS1 is simply the environment variable name.

  I've always enjoyed having a useful prompt:

  The one I like for keeping me on time is:

PS1='\[\e[0;37m\]\A\[\e[1;34m\] \[\e[1;34m\]\h:\w> \[\e[0m\]'

  I use a variation for 'root'

PS1="\[\e[1;34m\][\[\e[1;31m\]\A \[\e[1;34m\]\h\[\e[0;31m\]:\w\[\e[1;34m\]] #

  When you use a prompt that provides hostname/path info, eg:


Then to ftp, sftp, rsync, etc... files between hosts, I just select the prompt
and I've already got the source or destination. I.e.:

rsync -uai nirvana:/srv/http/dl/dt/tde .

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.