I want to be able to set a custom prompt (to help with automating jobs, the prompt should be something I can reliably detect). I found I am able to set the prompt remotely, like this:
wim@wim-acer:~$ ssh firstname.lastname@example.org -i ~/.ssh/guest_nopassphrase ~ # echo $PS1 \w \$ ~ # PS1='Setting a custom prompt \w \$ ' Setting a custom prompt ~ # exit Connection to 192.168.1.124 closed.
Is there a way to do it in one shot in the first place, by using a different ssh command? The suggestion I tried in the answer of a related question didn't work for me:
wim@wim-acer:~$ ssh email@example.com -i ~/.ssh/guest_nopassphrase -t "PS1='Sending a custom prompt \w \$ '; exec sh" ~ # set HOME='/var/tmp' IFS=' ' LOGNAME='guest' PATH='/sbin:/usr/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin' PPID='1039' PS1='\w \$ ' PS2='> ' PS4='+ ' PWD='' SHELL='/bin/sh' TERM='xterm' USER='guest'