Shell tip: Set the shell prompt and themes in Linux Terminal

Posted by nixcraft on Jun 11, 2007 11:46 PM EDT
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Most of us work with a shell prompt. By default most Linux distro displays hostname and current working directory as a prompt. You can easily customize your prompt to display information important to you. You change look and feel by adding colors. In this small howto I will explain howto setup:

a] Howto customizing a bash shell to get a good looking prompt
b] Configure the appearance of the terminal.
c] Apply themes using bashish
d] Howto pimp out your shell prompt

Set the shell prompt and themes in Linux Terminal

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