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I'm a rather happy user of clink via the great cmder package. The only thing I miss is an easy way to set the command promt to display the current date/time (and last exit code, history number, as in bash... etc).

Could someone point me to the right direction on how to do this?

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Can you just use the Windows date /t? Also, Windows stores the last exit code in %errorlevel%, while sh uses $?. Try those. – Bob Jan 16 '14 at 14:11
But how to integrate that output to the prompt? I don't want to run date /t every time before running some long-running command. – Zsolt Botykai Jan 16 '14 at 14:33
Oh. Go see prompt /?, there's a date and time option in there. Again, that's standard Windows command prompt - I have no idea what clink or cmder do. – Bob Jan 16 '14 at 14:43
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Try this prompt settings (example only, it's show how you can call any console application inside "prompt printing"). Note! It works in ConEmu only.

prompt $p$s$e]9;7;"cmd /c echo (%DATE% %TIME%)"$e\$g

But, as Bob said, there is an easier way:

prompt $p$s$d$s$t$s$g

And for cmder you should edit the supplied init.bat as that defines the prompt settings.

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