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Currently the terminal prompt looks like this:

[karlis@karlis-desktop current_folder]$

How can I minimize the prompt, so that it only shows $ or # without extra info in square brackets?

I checked the preferences for the default Gnome-Terminal and Terminator - there are no settings for this. It is pretty hard to use terminal when working in directories with long names.

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Modify $PS1.

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Thank you! Very useful link :) – skazhy Oct 26 '10 at 8:55
The only thing I would recommend is to use tput instead of the raw escape sequences. You can do fancier things that way as well. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Oct 26 '10 at 8:59

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