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NullReferenceException error in powershell

I am a newb in power-shell, i have written an script that stops process according to parameters in commandline. the problem is when i run the script in power shell it works but when i try to run it ...
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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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Using \r in bash PS1

I was getting a little tired of my typeaheads in Bash from messing up the PS1. For instance, I would execute a command, like ls, and while it is running, start typing the next command, like echo, and ...
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How to insert bash scripts inside the PS1 variable

I made a custom PS1 variable, which is a tremendously confusing. Here is the one that is closest to being fully working: PS1="\n[\e[1;31m]\u@\H[\e[35m] \@ [\e[32m] PWD: \w [\e[1;34m]This folder ...
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Bash echo color as function output in PS1

I want my PS1 to display (if i'm in a git folder) the branch, and color the branch with red if working dir is dirty, and blue if it's clean. Here is what i came up to IBlack='\e[0;90m' # Nero ...
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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 can I style the command being entered in a bash prompt?

While watching this intro video to Brunch, at about t=1:30 the command prompt being used has some very cool styles. The part I'm interested in is how the presenter managed to colour the text being ...
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executing powershell scripts via command prompt - win7

I'm having trouble running a powershell script automatically. When every I call or Execute the script, I get a security prompt requesting I enter "R" to run. I have already set the execution policy to ...
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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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Bash profile shows “Unexpected End of File” error

I have a .bash_profile, and its giving me an error "Unexpected end of file" I have no clue whats wrong, here it is, # .bash_profile # Get the aliases and functions if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then . ...
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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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Colored PS1 string

Clarification: I want __foo to be executed each time the PS1 string is presented in the terminal, not when the PS1 string is constructed (hence its being in quotes). __foo contains logic that examines ...
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PS1 window title under PuTTY with GNU screen

I'm currently setting my PS1 title with by concatinating three variables in my .bashrc in such a way: export TERMSERVER=`who am i | awk '{print $NF}' | tr -d ')''('` if [ -n "$TERMSERVER" ] ; then ...
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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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How can I set `less` or `more` max lines (scrollable height) limit/boundary in linux?

(Sorry for the title. Any suggestions?) I've set my commandline PS1 to cover 3 lines: white space user, server and pwd $ or # to input I think less (or more?) is configured to break after ...
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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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Linux: coloring bash prompt will break carriage return

When I try to colorize the bash prompt like this: export PS1="\e[0;31m[\u@\h \W]\$ \e[m " it breaks the carriage return (instead of going to a new line when line is full, it starts in the same line ...
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PS1 problem, cmd is looping

I've set PS1 to the following value: PS1="\033[0;37m[\033[1;33m\w\033[0;37m]\n\t \[[34m\]\u\033[0;37m@\[[34m\]\[[1m\]\h\[(B[m\] $" The problem is that any command spanning more than a line loops ...
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What prompt is sh using when you type sh into Terminal?

When using the default PS1 prompt that MAC OS/Terminal comes with, when you type sh you get a new style prompt. station-4:~ user$ sh sh-3.2$ When you export your own PS1, this functionality goes ...
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Formatting my $PS1 to x amount of character

I'm looking for a way to force my PS1 variable to a certain number of chars. It currently looks like: $PS1="\W $" and I'm trying to keep the same number of characters regardless of the length of ...
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Set $PS1 differently on local computer and in ssh session

I keep my home directory under version control, so that my basic configuration is easily available on any computer. My bash command prompt on my local computer is a complicated, colorful thing that ...
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How can I change my prompt to include box drawing Unicode characters?

How can I get a $PS1 containing box-drawing characters? I am running bash, if it makes a difference.
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Right align part of prompt

I am sure that I have seen someone have a part of their prompt aligned to the right in their terminal window and then have the actual cursor start on a second line. I know that I can achieve the ...
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Why is my bash prompt repeating its last line twice, when I ls, or cd or issue misc commands?

My prompt is such: PS1="\[\033[32m\]\u@myserver\n\[\033[33m\w$\033[0m\] " So as output after I ls i see this: jake@myserver ~/public_html$ ~/public_html$ When I should only (I think) see: ...