The prompt is what asks a user for their interactive input

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Interactive Script; Prompt within a loop

How do I prompt a user for input from a shell script (ksh) within a loop in which a file is read? The script reads in a file. In each loop pass the user will be asked if he wants to cancel or not? ...
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Alternative ways of passing PS1 env variable into Ubuntu for SSH session

I know that there are twenty thousand answers, none of them worked as expected, I'm more surprised than you are, so please consider reading the story first. I'm trying to achieve what appears to be a ...
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Logging into hotel Wi-Fi changes bash prompt? [duplicate]

Since clicking on the “I agree” pop-up when logging into a hotel Wi-Fi, my bash prompt contains some kind of hash in it. The format is now: <strange hash>:<working dir> <username> ...
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Change the prompt on all xfce-terminals only

I have two terminals installed, gnome-terminal and xfce4-terminal. I would like to have only the xfce terminal showing a simple > as prompt when I start it. The gnome-terminal should remain ...
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Kill Process Listening on Port 8080

I perform the following on Win7 32-Bit in the command prompt: netstat -ano | findstr 8080 it returns with: TCP 0.0.0.0:8080 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING 1896 how might I ...
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How to turn off asking for administrative rights every time I want to rename/copy file from one location to another in Windows 8.1 64bit

I installed fresh Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit. When I copy file to another location, for instance from C:\ drive to external drive I get prompt where I have to click Continue to grant ...
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Enable Logoff Prompt

As a new user to Remote Desktop, I mistakenly told the warning prompt about closing the session that I didn't want to be warned again. Since I can't seem to remember to logoff the CORRECT way, I ...
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Windows 8.1 mark an account as a Trusted UAC Account

From what I understand in windows 8 if you want to use/enable UAC you get a prompt unless you hack an icon or use the local SYSTEM account. I am fine with this, however is there a way to make a ...
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Search-and-go in Windows CMD

I know that for file search on Windows CMD one can use the following command: dir /S /P "PATH/FILENAME" Is there an easy way to go straight to the result directory. For example, the requested file ...
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Access c:\“ my path ” in windows command prompt

I want to access a path in C drive when I open the command prompt I have c:\user\myname where is I want to access c:\ so that I can access any paht I want in C
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My custom fish shell prompt keeps resetting every reboot

I switched to fish shell a month ago and I'm quite pleased with it. But recently, my custom prompt keeps resetting to the default prompt every time I turn on my PC. When opening the terminal, I'm ...
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Bash prompt coloring not appearing correctly

I had a functioning Bash prompt colored how I wanted it, but after reinstalling the background is gray rather than black like this setting should make it. My PS1 is \[\e[33;40m\]\T ...
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Win 7 - default commands upon starting shell [duplicate]

Is there any way to set "default commands" that would be executed whenever a windows shell (cmd) is opened? E.g. I like to execute "prompt $g && cls" before doing anything else. Can I ...
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Schedule a task with admin privileges without a user prompt in windows 7

In windows 7, I'd like to schedule a program to be run with administrative privileges, without having the user need to respond to a prompt (which requests elevated privileges) every time the scheduled ...
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Set cmd prompt at start of session? [duplicate]

I wanted to modify my cmd prompt on Windows to more closely resemble the prompt I use in Linux and OS X. With some experimentation, I found that entering the following line of code at the start of a ...
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Save PDF automatically on exit in Adobe Reader

Adobe Reader prompts me to save on exit. This is an operation I do several times a day every day, so if I Adobe Reader could just save my changes without asking me (that is, comments), that would be ...
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Bash Prompt : incorrect time displayed

Using the following prompt: export PS1="\n[$(date +%d-%m-%Y)] \u@\h [\t]\n{\w} [\!] # " and with TZ to my timezone : echo $TZ = America/Montreal The time on the prompt is OK at the start of a ...
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What 016 017 in bash prompt, how can I make it correct in Terminal

I saw a beautiful bash prompt here PS1="\n\[\e[30;1m\]\[\016\]l\[\017\](\[\e[34;1m\]\u@\h\[\e[30;1m\])-(\[\e[34;1m\]\j\[\e[30;1m\])-(\[\e[34;1m\]\@ ...
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Customized bash prompt (PS1) issues when text moving to next line and back.(word wrapping) [duplicate]

I'm using a customized prompt which includes and output of a "case" script and also colors it. When the text is colored I'm having line wrapping issues, when I remove the color - the issue is gone. ...
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Making PS1 prompt refreshable

I want my prompt to be changed based on an output of a certain command. and based on the command result to add a color. example: run the command: cphaprob stat | grep local | awk '{ print $NF }'` ...
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how to list all CNAMEs of the current server in the bash prompt?

I have servers with a generic names (e.g. eu1.example.com) which has a set of useful CNAME (e.g. mail.example.com, rocket.example.com). How can I list the CNAME in a bash prompt, to go from ...
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How to change bash prompt?

I'd like to change my bash prompt when I login. But even after I change .bashrc and re-login, it still prompts the old one. What goes wrong please? I want to get [\u@\h \W]\$ but I get \s-\v\$ for ...
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Importance of default starting folder in CMD Prompt

Every time I run the Command Prompt on my machine (Windows 7 Professional, 64bit), the default message tells me on which folder my commands are active, as the CLI has "sent" me there: the ...
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No prompt for password when piping through ssh

i'm trying to use partclone to clone a partition and send the .img on my ssh server.That's what i do : partclone.ext2 -c -d -s /dev/sda1 | ssh -p xxxxx username@serveraddress "cat > backup.img" when ...
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bash's command number ( \# ) equivalent in zsh

I'm looking for a character to put in my zsh's $PROMPT that would be equivalent to bash's \# (the command number of this command, according to this site). So far I've found only %h but this is not ...
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How to configure internet explorer to block download prompt for csv files

How to configure internet explorer to avoid save or cancel prompt while downloading .csv file and download the csv file.
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Update prompt on window change in tmux

Windows in tmux can easily become out of sync. For example, in both windows I might have: ~/dir git:(master *) $ The * indicates changes. Then I run git commit in one window, or change to another ...
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Need Macro to perform formula based on cell not number

I am working on a budget workbook and in column I (I5-I1135) I have numbers that I need to upon prompt (such as CTRL C) have the numbers divide by 10 then multiply by 12.. Example: cell I5 has ...
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How to create a windows cmd script to rename files

I have a bunch of files named YYYYDDMM_prep888 and I want to rename them to YYYYMMDD_prep888, just exchanging DD for MM. I'd appreciate some help. Thanks.
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On windows commandline, how do I get a dynamic prompt that tells me where in the filesystem I am?

I am trying to modify my CMD, to show only current dir name dynamically like: Desktop $ When i switched the folder, it must be updated. It is not required to be code in purely batch file, it may ...
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Customizing command window prompt

I am running a bunch of commands in a command prompt on a Windows server over a period of time and I would like to see when I last ran a command. I used the prompt command to customize the prompt. ...
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Subdirectories in prompt?

I'm working on making my prompt as useful as possible. Right now, it contains the date, time, and directory, along with a colored divider line so I can easily see where each batch of input starts. I ...
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Removing the useless space at the end of the right prompt of zsh ($RPROMPT)

In zsh, there is always a space character at the right of my right prompt. I tried with a very simple .zshrc such as: PROMPT="#" RPROMPT="*" There is a always a space after the * on the right of ...
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Formatting a disk drive

I need to get to the c prompt before windows 8 loads. I want to reformat my hard drive and reinstall windows 8 because I cannot get it to recognize my password.
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Open in Command line doesn't work anymore since the last windows update

Since the last Windows update (2013/11/12), this doesn't work anymore on Windows 7 64bit: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\shell\cmd] @="Open cmd ...
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iTerm2 & Terminal Giving >> [33[01;32m]u@h[33[00m]:[33[01;36m]w[33[00m]$

I opened iTerm2 and it changed the prompt to.. [33[01;32m]u@h[33[00m]:[33[01;36m]w[33[00m]$ I have no idea how this happened, and I can't figure out how to change it. I went to terminal ...
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How do I display a newline in a mysql prompt?

I'm trying to make my mysql prompt look like this: root@localhost:3306 database $ [mysql commands…] How might I place the dollar sign on a newline? Here's my current prompt configuration, in which ...
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Save custom Prompt string in command prompt [duplicate]

I've come to like starting all my sessions with a prompt $D$H$H$H$H$H$H$H$H$H $T$H$H$H $P $_ Is there a way to just save it so it does it itself?
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how to open cmd from gvim without waiting the cmd window to be closed

In gvim I can open cmd typying :!cmd, but gvim keeps waiting for the cmd window to be closed. Is there a way to tell gvim NOT to wait?
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How to answer a prompt in a batch file

Per suggestion I added /ad to return only dirs, but continue to get prompted. The prompt suggests it wants to know whether to create a file or directory. How do I automate the answer in a batch ...
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Can I test if command prompt support unicode in Windows

Is there a simple test (or trick) I can run on Windows command line to know if it supports unicode? For the context, I'm using Node.js - but I'm pretty confident I could adapt any solutions.
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How to execute linux command in background?

Currently, I'm using nohup command & to send it in background. But the problem is: if I execute nohup command & I get outout as : root@ubuntu:/home/test# nohup sleep 10 & [2] 52439 ...
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Sending special bash characters to a custom function

I read this great article on customizing the bash prompt: http://blog.superuser.com/2011/09/21/customizing-your-bash-command-prompt/ I also read about using 256 colors in bash: ...
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How to prevent zsh from showing environment variable name instead of current path?

I'm using "oh-my-zsh". I have an environment variable set to the current path, let's say: PROJECT=/home/me/projects/client/project and my zsh prompt looks like this: me@my-machine:~PROJECT$ ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 - How to change login screen to allow login to active directory domain

So, I have an Ubuntu 12.10 machine that has been joined to an active directory domain. However, when the machine turns on and I am presented with a login screen, I cant just type DOMAIN\user. All ...
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What is rootfs# and what can you do with it?

I have been dropped to a [rootfs /]# prompt many times when booting my distro failed. Usually I found I couldn't fix the problem with the limited commands available, so I would use any spare Live CD I ...
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Check if Files are Being Written To

Note: I've read the other question, but I need it differently. I'm working on my NAS, which also works as a storing device for my PVR. Now I want to change my shell prompt on the NAS whenever the PVR ...
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How to configure message on Remote Desktop access on Windows Server 2008 R2?

I have Windows Server 2008 R2. When a user is logged in and another user (with same credentials) tries to logon, I need to display a prompt with the message that another user is already logged in. If ...
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%1 in registry not being expanded in Windows 8

I have made a tool that adds some things to the context menu when right clicking a directory, inside the 'empty space' of a directory, or a drive. I have used this extensively in Windows XP, Vista, ...
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how to connect to secured wireless network connection in cmd in windows?

I program on C#, I don't want to use P/invoke, so I will use shell, so I need to connect to a secured wireless network connection on the CMD in windows, I know how to connect to a wireless network but ...