The prompt is what asks a user for their interactive input

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How to fix dual boot after messing up with formatting and partitioning?

I recently tried to reformat one of the partitions in my dual boot PC. I originally had XP and then installed 7 as a dual boot. Well, long story short, XP was having problems, so I reformatted the XP ...
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in zsh, how do I get pwd in my prompt?

I've recently switched from bash to zsh, but it annoys me that I can't see what directory I'm in (MacOSX) how do I get 'pwd' to show up in my prompt?
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How to change prompt in jailshell

My ISP has switched to jailshell at some point, and now when I SSH in my prompt is always: -jailshell-3.2$ I'd like it to be: `pwd` $ Where do I configure this? I seem to recall some kind of ...
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Solidworks on windows 7 UAC request at every login

Is there a way to stop solidworks from requiring a UAC permission prompt every time the system is booted up? It is apparently trying to activate a server at startup. Is this an authentication service, ...
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Default prompt for Zsh in Ubuntu

How can you get the prompt "/home/user@address:/path" for Zsh? I run the following unsuccessfully in my .zshrc PROMPT='%d%>:%{\e[0m%} ' I get as my prompt /home/masi
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What is the origin of the UNIX $ (dollar) prompt?

The UNIX prompt uses a $ symbol to indicate that your input is expected. I was wondering why this symbol was chosen -- if there is a reason. Dollar just seems a little unexpected. A > would have been ...
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xcopy Not Surpressing File/Directory Query

Hey folks, I'm attempting to use xcopy to copy over a file from one machine to another on our network as part of a Java program. I'm calling xcopy like this: xcopy "C:\Program Files\path\to\my\file" ...
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How do I fix my prompt in emacs shell-mode?

I'm doing some programming on a colleague's machine. He has a version of emacs (23.1.1) I haven't used before. My problem is that when I go to shell-mode, my bash prompt looks like this: ...
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How to show the current Vi mode when using Vi keybindings in the shell?

I use the vi keybindings in my tcsh shell. Now, I don't know which vi mode I'm in (insert mode or command mode), which leads to a lot of frustration. Does anyone know of a way to show the current ...