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I use PS=$ to change the shell prompt to $, but when I restart the shell, I have to do it again. Is there a way to change the shell prompt permanently?

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Yes, change the PS1 variable in your $HOME/.bashrc.

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Added the the $HOME environment variable since @alwbtc might not know where .bashrc is. :) –  Jin Oct 10 '11 at 10:43
    
:) Thanks, I didn't know that indeed. –  alwbtc Oct 10 '11 at 11:45

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