The prompt is what asks a user for their interactive input

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Why does setting the bash prompt (PS1) manually cause root to have a $ instead of a #?

I'm on CentOS 6.4. By default the root user's prompt has # symbol, i.e. it looks something like [root@myserver ~]# . echo $PS1 prints out [\u@\h \W]\$; but if I do PS1="[\u@\h \W]\$" (which shouldn't ...
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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 ...
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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 ...