It creates unnecessary bloat, pwd would suffice for me. Couldn't find anything in settings.

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  • listen, I appreciate the help, I really do but could you please explain it to me like I'm 5? I'm not a power linux shell user, I just use cmder on Windows to run my Python scripts. All it sounds to me like gibberish or a magic spell. I would really appreciate dumbed down instructions to make that 'path' not distract me. Something like: 'open this file, put this in there, done.' – Patrick Bateman Jul 7 at 8:36
  • Edit init.bat and remove everything after @prompt – DavidPostill Jul 7 at 8:38

How can I turn off always showing current directory in cmder?

In the latest version you can:

  • Close cmder
  • Edit vendor\clink.lua
  • Go to line 50
  • Replace cmder_prompt = "\x1b[1;32;40m{cwd} {git}{hg}{svn} \n\x1b[1;39;40m{lamb} \x1b[0m" with cmder_prompt = "{lamb} "
  • Save vendor\clink.lua
  • Run cmder


  • There is probably a more elegant way to achieve this, as there is a warning at the top of the file "Use "%CMDER_ROOT%\config\<whatever>.lua" to add your lua startup scripts" but I haven't figured out how to add a copy to the startup scripts and have it execute correctly.

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