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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 ...
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Arbitrary code execution in tcsh prompt?

I'd like to customize my prompt to include the output of an arbitrary command, like you can do in bash (e.g., I'd like to cat a file and have its (one-word) contents appear in the prompt, or show the ...
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How to change the prompt of mc's subshell

I often use the subshell of mc. So I want the promt of mc-subsell to be different form the primary shell. Say, how can I change the sub-prompt like this: mc:$Current_dir$ many thanks
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Zsh customized prompt and updating variable's value

I would like to use the value of a variable set in my zsh shell to display in my prompt line. For example, let's say export TOKEN='hello' is set in my session. At that time, I load my prompt which ...
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unable to ssh on the command prompt

I have a problem with ssh on my ubuntu laptop, but after several effort I was able to get the putty work by making changes to the proxy type: I check the http and set the proxyhost name to ...
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Line wrapping issues in bash/php

I am writing a program that prints colored lines, and the more I do with it the more I find myself working around line wrapping issues that come up. It is a sort of terminal written in php, here is ...
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rename command windows to rename *.a.b to *.b [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: windows rename command to rename file.a.b to file.b I have a few folders with hundreds of html files. The file name should have been .htm but it is .asp.htm and it does ...
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Is it possible to have environment variables in the path of the working directory : PS1?

I am on Lubuntu and I am using bash. My PS1 (in .bashrc) is : PS1="\w> " I like it because I need to paste the working directory all the time. The problem is that the path is always very long ...
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How can I have the return string of a program appear in my tcsh prompt?

I am using vcprompt to provide me with the git branch and dirtiness status. It returns it as a string. How can I catch this string in my tcsh prompt setting? I guess I need to put the call to ...
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How do you assign a shortcut key to Command Prompts so that it can open multiple windows?

On every Windows machine that I've ever owned (or used at work), I've assigned a Shortcut key to open a Command Prompt window on entering the shortcut key. If you enter this shortcut key several ...
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Why my Network Connection Properties don't show UAC prompt & settings change everytime I connect?

I can't set my network connection interface properties, UAC prompt doesn't appear anymore for only this adapter interface. I disable Netbios but each time I connect it changes back to default. Earlier ...
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NAS Drive Not Correctly Reporting Files, Directories from a DOS/Command prompt in WIN7

I have an NAS drive on my network, and it works just fine. I can access every file on it with WIN7. However, when I go to a command prompt and perform a directory command, the command reports 0 ...
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How do I change the blinking underline cursor (_) color in Command Prompt?

If I change the screen text color to red, the blinking underline cursor (_) stays white.
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Right and fast way to test git directory and git branch?

While trying to set up my new fish shell prompt, I ended up testing ways to get the branch name and also testing if I was on a git repository. I have found (1) git rev-parse --abbrev-ref HEAD, (2) git ...
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Custom prompt doesn't work on Mac's terminal

I like to use a custom prompt (current path in blue) on my unix machine: export PS1='\[\e[0;34m\]\w \$\[\e[m\] ' But when I try to use it on Mac's terminal it doesn't work: it fails to detect the ...
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Custom prompt doesn't work on Mac Terminal

I like to use a custom prompt (current path in blue) on my unix machine: export PS1='\[\e[0;34m\]\w \$\[\e[m\] ' But when I try to use it on Mac's terminal it doesn't work: it fails to detect the ...
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Prevent zsh from setting the current prompt to the name of the variable that points to this path

This is related to Zsh: Open a new tab in the same directory. I have installed oh-my-zsh recently and it certainly kicks. I have some custom variables, like $WORKSPACE which I use to get around ...
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Downloading a file from multiple FTP's via excel/command prompt

I have a huge list of ip's which point to a text file I need to download. There is about 500 text files and the text filename is the same, data.txt. My initial thought was to use a macro to get the ...
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Why is a “-1” appearing on right side of my zsh Terminal prompt?

Screenshot here I recently switched over from bash to zsh for my Terminal shell, however after using it for about a week this "-1" started appearing on the right hand side of my window. It get's ...
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Mac Screen Sharing - see screen, but no login prompt

In the past I have been able to connect via screensharing (finder/go to server vnc://IP) to my i-Mac at work from my mac-mini just fine. However, when I tried today, I wasn't able to see the login ...
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Fixedsys as Command Prompt font (Fallout theme)

I'm trying to configure my Command Prompt to look like the terminals from Fallout 3. I managed to extract the colour values from the included image, which I am very happy with. (If anyone wants to ...
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How to prevent password popup everytime for changing network configuration in OS X Mountain Lion?

I have a few network scripts that I used under OS X Lion that automatically created a ssh connection and then changed network configuration on my local machine to run traffic through the ssh tunnel. ...
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Prompt Customization Query - PS1='[\u@\h]\!:echo $? $ '

If in .bashrc the following reports the 'history number of the current command' (and the exit code of the last command), how can I configure it to report the 'history number of the previous command'? ...
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How to change the PS1 value.

I am logged in as the root of a Linux 2.6.18 machine. I changed the value of PS1 as: export PS1="$PWD> " It works and hardcodes the command prompt as the home directory followed by a >. Now ...
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Change hostname and prompt in OS X terminal

On a Mac the hostname and prompt is: workstation:~ thomas$ On Ubuntu Linux it would be: thomas@workstation:~$ How can I make the OS X prompt look like the Ubuntu one?
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Mac OSX Terminal different colors

Is there a way for the command line and the output to be in different colors? For example, I've been playing with the PS1 value so my prompt is in red, but I'd like to have the command line in green ...
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colorized bash prompt overwrites previous command's output if the output doesn't end with a newline

On my system, when using a colorized prompt, the last line of the previous command's output gets overwritten if the last character of the output isn't a newline. Ex: Using the default, non-colored ...
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How do I enable my network connection using command prompt?

How do I enable my network connection using command prompt? I've tried: netsh interface set interface "Local Area Connection" ENABLE But received this error: An interface with this name is not ...
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What's the default value of %PROMPT% in Windows 7?

I changed the value of %PROMPT%, and now some things aren't working. What's its default value?
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How do I modify an environment variable with special characters?

My prompt is set to $P$_CMD> (with a space at the end). This works great. However, virtualenv's activate.bat has the following line: set PROMPT=(approot) %PROMPT% When I run that command, cmd ...
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Who to Telnet to access only a prompt? [closed]

Is there any host where I can just telnet them and access a prompt? I'm not looking to hack – just wondering if I needed to. Let me rephase my question anyone who has an old computer and just lets ...
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Make Bash's PS1 show original directory name and not symlink?

I currently have PS1='\W' but when in a symbolic link'd directory, the prompt shows the symlink name, how can I make PS1 to show the original directory name?
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Why does the elevated command prompt end with a “>” (greater than) instead of “\” (backslash)?

When I open an elevated command prompt I am greeted with a strange first line. Instead of the normal: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ I am greeted with C:\WINDOWS\system32> This leaves me with ...
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dh_make to build debian package need to manually hit <Enter> issue

when I run dh_make --native I get the following prompt: Hit <Enter> to confirm How do I escape this manual action?
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Why doesn't “cd D:” change the command context to D:? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using cd Command in Windows Command Line, Can't Navigate to D:\ Every time I want to change directory context to another drive (D, E, F, or whatever..) on a Windows ...
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Outlook 2007 to prompt to save or delete sent item when SEND is clicked

In outlook 2007, I would like to be prompted to Save or Delete the message after I click on Send button. How do I do this?
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Command prompt hangs/freezes/crashes sporadically

I'm finding it very difficult to Google this, I don't seem to be able to find anyone with the same issue and I don't know enough about the Windows operating system to troubleshoot. The machine(s) we ...
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Changing the prompt in telnet

With some help from people on here, I was able to set a custom prompt in an ssh session (thanks!). Now I need to do the same in telnet, but I'm not sure of what syntax I could use for that. ...
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Changing the prompt when ssh to another box

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: ...
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MySQL command line color prompt

I want to add colors to the MySQL command line color prompt. I have so far in a script (database.sh): mysql -uroot -hlocalhost -A --prompt="\u@\h:\d> " I would like root to be red, @ to be ...
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Which directory does path `//` represent in Linux?

When I want to go back to upper level directory in Linux by typing cd .., I typo-ed cd //. To my great surprise, no errors are reported. What's more the prompt becomes username@hostname://$. ls ...
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How can I limit the number of directories in my prompt?

On my Mac OS X 10.6, I have my prompt set to PS1='\[\033[01;32m\][\w\[\033[00m\]\[\033[01;34m\]$(__git_ps1 " (%s)")\033[01;32m\]]\[\033[00m\]\$ ' How can I limit the number of directories in my ...
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Get current window number for bash prompt

I want to replace status bar with bash prompt displaying window number like ①. How can I get current window number in the shell? There's TMUX_PANE env variable, unfortunately no TMUX_WINDOW. The ...
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How can I put a newline in my zsh prompt without causing terminal redraw issues?

I'm trying to fix a minor (but annoying) issue with my zsh prompt. The problem I'm seeing is that when I'm using a terminal in a GUI OS environment (for example, Terminal.app or iTerm 2 on OS X ...