How can i make my shell prompt read:

<pwd>$                 <time of day>

Put something like this in your .bashrc or .bash_profile (changed from yours, as I wasn't sure how that would make sense!)

export PS1="\t \w $ "

Personally, I use:

export PS1="\t@\d  ─────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────\n│ \w \n└─> "

That might give you a hand getting things to look right.

Once you've added it to your .bashrc file, remember to run source ~/.bashrc to make it work.

  • Rich - very cool man! Now i am using it too :) – JAM May 14 '11 at 22:48
  • I think it's much nicer than the default! – Rich Bradshaw May 14 '11 at 22:50
  • 100%. No doubt! – JAM May 14 '11 at 22:51

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