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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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git commit hash in zsh prompt

I'd like to see the current commit hash (just the first 8 or so characters) in my zsh prompt. I have this so far: https://github.com/calebmeyer/cpm-zsh-theme/blob/master/cpm.zsh-theme#L3 ...
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Edit, Defaults and Properties missing on context menu in cmd prompt

Command Prompt has Edit, Defaults and Properties missing when right click on top left corner. cmd prompt: AND when right click over the cursor to paste a line there's no context menu either. ...
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How to Run an app as Administrator without the prompt?

When I start SQL Server Management Studio 2008, I an error that's been around forever and is documented here. One of the suggestions to fix it that actually worked was to start SSMS with Run as ...
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Weird output when setting zsh prompt

I am setting my zsh prompt to be % by setting the BULLETTRAIN_PROMPT_CHAR variable in my .zshrc file but when it starts up the prompt is %f. I have tried \% and it still does the same thing. Note I am ...
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OpenSSL without prompt

I am using following code to generate keys: apt-get -qq -y install openssl; mkdir -p /etc/apache2/ssl; openssl genrsa -des3 -out server.key 1024; openssl req -new -key server.key -out server.csr; cp ...
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Escape non-printing characters in a function for a Bash prompt

In a Bash Prompt (PS1 variable), I'm calling a function to potentially add text to the prompt: export PS1="\u@\h \$(my_function) \$ " However, the function in the prompt contains ANSI color codes ...
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bash: show names of background jobs in the bash prompt

It would be cool if the bash prompt can be used a a mini task bar. Can the bash prompt (PS1) show the names of the jobs listed in the jobs command?
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In Windows cmd batch file how to ignore carriage return

I have a Win 7 bat file that prompts user to enter a number, then it passes that number as an argument to a tcl script. An optical barcode scanner is used to provide the number, but then I want user ...
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ZSH: change prompt just before command is run

I would like to have a two-line prompt in zsh, but collapse it to a very small one just after pressing ENTER, so that it doesn't show up in the terminal scroll history. After typing two commands, the ...
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Is it possible to get bash to display the first letter of each directory in my working path?

For example working in: /home/stuart/src/project/com/example/package /usr/lib/python2.6 would appear as: ~/s/p/c/e/package$ /u/l/python2.6$
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How to set JAVA PATH in system properties

How to fix “not recognized as an internal or external command” in Windows?
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How to correctly set GNU Screen to display currently running program in hardstatus

In bash, to display the name of the current program in the GNU Screen hardstatus line takes only two configuration lines. First, tell screen what the end of your prompt normally looks like, and supply ...
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ZSH in iTerm2: Why my prompt can only use 8 colors?

I am trying to set a color prompt in ZSH ($TERM=xterm-256color), but it can only get 8 colors out: Only the bright version of the colors. This is only the case for prompt, while the other applications ...
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Setting PS1 from command output

I'm attempting to set my bash prompt string from a gsettings value like below. PS1=$(gsettings get org.gnome.finalterm status-bar-left) gsettings get org.gnome.finalterm status-bar-left outputs ...
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How to use source within a bash script to change the terminal prompt?

I need to be able to use a script in ~/.local/bin/ (which is part of $PATH) to quickly change the prompt. The desired result can achieved by running the following in a console: echo PS1='$\ ' > ...
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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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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 ...
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Moving specific files into a folder based on directory using Command Prompt

I have a series of about 100 folders called E101,E102....E200. Within each of these folders is a file called calquip.docx and calquon.docx I would like to move calquip.docx and calquon.docx into a ...
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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 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 ...
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Why does this bash prompt sometimes keep part of previous commands when scrolling history?

My bash prompt, which I'll admit to have stolen from a few places and cobbled together, will sometimes add part of previous commands to its length when scrolling the bash history with up/down arrows. ...
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Multiline RPROMPT in zsh

I know you can define multiline prompts in zsh: PROMPT=' test → ' But I was wondering, why can't you define multiline right prompts? I tried: RPROMPT=' test still test ' but nothing shows up. Is ...
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How to set the command (cmd) prompt colors

Pretty easy to do in Bash, but, for the life of me, I cannot find a way to change the prompt (and only the prompt) colors in Windows 7's cmd window. Note: the solution suggested in the comments seems ...
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How to run a .exe file in command prompt [duplicate]

I don't know much about command prompt, or how it is used, but I want to get a code to access a program of mine and I wants me to open a .exe file with command prompt and input my ID so I can get the ...
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Output each commands results into a separate file

I have got the following script which executes a separate step one after the other: @echo off set /p guid=Please enter GUID: start /wait Drop\Debug\Ylp.Web.CmsImportWebJob.exe /test map %guid% start ...
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Batch script to execute jobs one after the other using a GUID as an input argument

I would like to create a batch file which I can reuse with different GUID input parameters. Normally, I execute a file 4 times, one after the other with varying input parameters like so: ...
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Windows 10 Start Menu becomes unresponsive with a prompt

When using the program on its own, I have no issues. Once I have a prompt to enter data pops up I can still open things on my desktop or any application I have pinned. Only the Start menu itself, ...
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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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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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How do I get fish shell prompt to show the hostname?

I'm attempting to make my Fish prompt look like the old Gentoo shell did. user@hostname ~ % where the user@hostname is green, and the $PWD and symbol were blue. Right now it only shows: user@ ~ %, ...
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Pinging My phone [closed]

I have recently lost my phone and I really need to find it I was searching on how to ping it for its location but I still haven't found any useful information. Is it possible I could ping it from ...
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Prompt command starting in the wrong folder [duplicate]

I am currently facing an issue I do not know how to track. I put the start-in option of a prompt command to : C:\Users\XXX\Downloads Then apply and finally when I open the prompt command, it ...
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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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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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How do I remove the extra bash-3.2$ from shell-mode?

Summary The first line of shell-mode has an extra bash-3.2$ prompt before my custom dotfiles (master)$ prompt. I tried writing PROMPT_COMMAND='' in my ~/.bashrc according to an earlier Stack ...
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How to redirect output of a command to a file when the command will prompt user inputs?

I have a command which will prompt user for some inputs and then output the result to the terminal. I typed the command like below to redirect the output to a file: $the_command > abc.txt But it ...
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Lightning bolt for prompt (PS1)

I've seen on a few screencasts a while back where someone had a lightning bolt instead of $ on the bash prompt. Does anyone know how to do this?
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How to make zsh always show environment variable name instead of the path?

I have an environment variable set to my projects folder like this: PROJ=$HOME/projects When I want to open a project folder i just type PROJ/project_name and the shell opens the directory and my ...
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$status in Fish prompt always prints 0

I tried to add $status to my prompt in the fish shell but it always prints 0. This question was asked on irc a while back and i'm surprised there wasn't a answer here so i thought i'd post it here ...
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command to pipe in password when prompted by command prompt

runas /profile /user:administrator "cmd /c net user /add [username] [password]". I used the above command to create a new user using administrator permissions. After I enter this command, it prompts ...
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My bash_prompt cannot find a shell script

This is a function I added to my .bash_prompt function look_for_autorun() { echo "checking file" FILE="autorun.sh" if [ -x $FILE ] then echo "File '$FILE' Exists" else ...
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how to migrate bash prompt \#/\! to zsh

My bash prompt currently starts with the following variables : \#/\! which means \# The command number of this command. \! The history number of this command. So \# is specific to each ...
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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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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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Pushing my PS1 prompt over ssh

I use a specific PS1 prompt that I like. I share a few logins with other other people on a few different servers. I was wondering if there was a way to specify in my local bash profile a remote prompt ...
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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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zsh right-justify in ps1

I'd like a multi-line zsh prompt with a right alined part, that will look something like this: 2.nate@host:/current/dir 16:00 -> I know about ...