In bash I have my PROMPT set like so

PS1="$(scutil --get ComputerName) \W\\$ "

Where I only see the computer name and only the name of the current directory that I am in, not the full path and a $ sign.

my-computer my-folder$

My question is how can I set up my zsh prompt to be just like the bash one. I've been googling around, but the solutions I've found are not exactly what I am looking for.

  • Have you tried PS1='\h \W\$ ' in bash? – creidhne Aug 3 '16 at 20:16

See the EXPANSION OF PROMPT SEQUENCES and SIMPLE PROMPT ESCAPES sections of the zsh manual page at man zshmisc.

This prompt string, PS1='%m %1d$ ', displays the machine name (%m) and the trailing component of the current path (%1d).

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    man page are always good help indeed :) using %~ to have prompt with home replaced by ~. – nolazybits Dec 18 '18 at 20:04

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