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I'd like to know whether its possible to do special characters like so so in tcsh prompt running on gnome-terminal.

I remember seeing a 'skelton-head' in someone's prompt a while back. Things like that. you get the idea.

Thanks.

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You can print a skull and cross bones if the font you're using includes it by doing:

/usr/bin/printf '\u2620\n'

then you can copy and paste the character in the position you want it in your prompt definition, for example:

set prompt = "%U%m%u:%B%~%b% ☠ # "

You can make your prompt persistent by adding that assignment to your ~/.tcshrc file.

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