I have set my prompt in bash in a such way that I can use it directly in scp command:
My current PS1 string:
And the prompt looks like this:
What I don't like at all is the fact that $HOME directory is displayed as tilde. Can this be avoided? It's causing problems when switching between different users.
\w : the current working directory, with $HOME abbreviated with a tilde \W: the basename of the current working directory, with $HOME abbreviated with a tilde
Is there any possibility to avoid $HOME being abbreviated with a tilde?
I have found one way around but I feel like it's overcomplicated:
PROMPT_COMMAND='echo -ne "\e[4;35m$(date +%T)\e[24m$(whoami)@$(hostname):$(pwd)\e[m\n"' PS1=$
Can anyone propose a better solution? I have a feeling it's not quite OK to run so many commands just to get prompt. (date,whoami,hostname,pwd).
Thanks a lot!