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Questions tagged [prompt]

The prompt is what asks a user for their interactive input

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What's wrong with this PS1-Prompt?

I was styling my PS1-Prompt to resemble the iPython-Prompt as: PS1FIRSTLINE="\[\n\][\t] \[\e[1m\e[38;5;196m\]\u@\H\[\e[0m\] in \[\e[1m\e[38;5;196m\]\w\[\e[0m" PS1SECONDLINE="\n\e[92m\]In [\[\e[1m\]\#\...
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Bash Output-Prompt

So i'm customizing my PS1-Bash-Prompt at the moment and found the iPython way of displaying in- and output pretty neat. As you can see, i have my PS1-Prompt configured to look (almost) like the ...
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Why does my PS1 environment variable keep getting overwritten?

I'm trying to customize the prompt by adding a line such as export PS1='%d' to my .zshrc file. However the environment variable keeps getting overwritten. In fact I can do the following at the ...
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How to stop Dell notification on my computer?

This annoying message comes up all the time. Even when I press "Do not remind me", it keeps coming. How can I get rid of it for good?
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How to redirect the output of a running process to a log file?

When running a long running task in a command prompt, it's possible to redirect the output to a log file (fe for storage or later analysis). However, I started a few long running tasks this evening ...
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cmder: How to add time taken since last command

as discussed already here on SU there is a way to output the current date and time in cmder. In some videos on Youtube i saw some people installing something or get node.js ready or any other command ...
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linux text editor with no prompt autosave and restore? [closed]

I am looking for some way to take ad hoc notes on linux where I don't need to explicitly save those notes. On windows, I use Notepad++ that has a feature where new, untitled documents are ...
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%2 in batch file is ignored on execution in command prompt

I have an image file named first%20second.png I have a test.bat file that renames images. It looks like this: Timeout 3 Copy "C:\first%20second.png" "C:\sub\first%20second.png" Timeout 3 When the ...
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Outlook BCC prompt VBA doesn't automatically run

I'm still pretty new to VBA (so sorry if this is a dumb question) though I am already coding small applications a few years for like buttons in excel or something. But this one has never ben clear to ...
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Any way to send desktop notification that will prompt user to confirm yes-no?

I am on Fedora 27, and have a system-on delayed (45min delay) anacrondaily job that backs up my laptop drive on a regular basis. The anacron is because my system is not always on. The problem is that ...
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How to find the build / UBR / kernel version of Windows 10 using command-line (cmd)

I would like to know the basic commands in prompt windows. Therefore, I want to begin by knowing the command that return details of my operating system like kernel version / build and UBR (Update ...
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Prompt not changing in zsh

I am setting up a new MacBook Pro with iTerm2 and copying over my old command line configuration from a previous Pro. I have powerline-shell installed, as well as zsh with oh-my-zsh. I have the code ...
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Why has my Cygwin prompt stopped being bold? (or rather started being “dim”…!)

This is not the same as this. In my case I have a simple Cygwin installation. Up to now the prompt has been in a bold green colour (my name) followed by a bold yellow colour (location). The $ is ...
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Modifying OpenSSH default Windows prompt

I've just installed OpenSSH on Windows OS based on the following guide. https://winscp.net/eng/docs/guide_windows_openssh_server This is the standard prompt Windows prompt userName@mydomain.net@...
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Prompt to CC before sending

First post. I would like to make a function in excel that everytime I press send prompts me to cc an email address from a specified list. For example. In VBA i have specified recipients (i.e. Mary@...
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Shell sometimes fails to output ESC ^[ character before escape sequence

Occasionally, when pressing an arrow key (usually up) inside of a shell, the terminal or shell fails to output an ESC character before the escape sequence, so if I press the up arrow to try and see ...
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How I get my command prompt to show just the name of the folder I'm in (not the whole path))

In a command prompt window (terminal), how can I get my prompt to be just the current folder? e.g. prompt $p $g gives: C:\Users\Robin > But I want it to just show: Robin > UPDATE: As @...
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iTerm2 Bash/Prompt colors faded/different from terminal?

I'm so confused and I've been pulling my hair out for hours now. I've been trying to get my bash text to have the same color as I do on my desktop, it works fine in the default terminal app on mac, ...
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Can't get my bash prompts the way I want

I set export PS1='[\u@\h \W](\#)\$ ' and source the setting file .profile. However, my prompt shows as \u@\h \W\$ I'm using bash on macOS Sierra.
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How to run a Windows batch process in background, but kill it if the command prompt is closed?

On Linux, I could do this just doing: myprogram & However on Windows... If I start a command like: start /B myprogram.exe It runs in the background, but if I close my command prompt, the ...
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Limit git prompt branch name width in oh-my-zsh

I use long descriptive branch names in git, causing the prompt to take up too much space leaving less room for long paths. I would like to limit the git plugin's branch segment to something like 15 ...
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true colors in bash prompt?

Is it possible to use true colors in bash prompt? I'm using iTerm2 on MacOS, which does support true colors. But not sure how I use true colors for my bash prompt. At the moment I'm using tput af <...
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Bash prompt “variables” not working?

I have added this into my ~/.bashrc, to change the prompt: PS1='[\u@\h \w]\$ ' However, it is not showing what I want. I believe this is meant to show my username and possibly the directory that I ...
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Running a .bat windows batch file from excel VBA

I have a file called newcurl.bat sitting inside the current directory that my excel file is in I want excelVBA to run this file I tried: Shell "cmd.exe /k ""cd " & """ & ThisWorkbook.path &...
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Can't open Command Prompt

Recently my command prompt on Windows 10 stopped to run ( I can't open it ) , I didn't installed anythin which could have damaged it . The last time I use it ( one week ago ) it worked correctly. ...
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powerline-status makes zsh hg (mercurial) branch info disappear from the prompt, yet the git prompt info remains

To be a poweruser these days, you have to have a tricked out shell. One of the most common custom shells is zsh with the Oh my zsh plugin manager. sudo apt install zsh then installed oh-my-zsh per ...
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Format USB Flash Drives with command prompt [duplicate]

How can I format ( delete all files ) an USB Flash Drives with the command prompt ? I have the last version of Windows 10 and my USB Flash Drives is fat32.
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Use command prompt to change date and time

Good morning , recently I worked a lot with the command prompt , than I want to know if it is possible to change date and time of the system ( Windows 10 ) only with the command prompt and how can I ...
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Disable Antivirus with command prompt

I have the latest version of Avast as anti virus ; without using its interface , how can I disable it with the command prompt ? I have Windows 10 .
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Change pc password with command prompt

Welcome , today I'm working with the command prompt on Windows 10 , I like to know if it is possible to change my pc's password with this and how can I do it. Thank you
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Convert xls to pdf using command prompt

I have to convert a lot of .xls and .xlsx files to .pdf files. Is there a way to convert faster all the files using the command prompt?
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Setting a default program by command prompt

Is it possible to set the default program to open a specific file from the Windows command prompt?
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"Windows cannot find '%windir%\system32\systempropertiesadvanced.exe' [duplicate]

I an not able to open advanced system settings, it is showing error "Windows cannot find '%windir%\system32\systempropertiesadvanced.exe'. Command prompt also not working.because i have deleted one ...
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MySQL and Python shells don't insert the letter 'b'

It's weird, but I can't insert the letter 'b' into the MySQL and Python shells. My keyboard works perfect and the 'B' key is being inserted (shift+b). It also works into Zsh, Vim, etc... I'm using ...
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DISM error: The system cannot find the path specified

I am a new member and this error is troubling me. When I try and download .NET framework 4.6.2 it says my component store is corrupt. I did some research and came up with the solution in command ...
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Windows command to hibernate and resume

I would like to know if there is a way to make a Windows prompt script that hibernates the PC and after one hour resumes the activity? Any tip will be very helpful, Thanks
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How to leave the execute prompt in zsh

In a zsh, maybe I pressed Alt+X by mistake, but now I'm stuck and this execute: _ prompt won't leave. Pressing Ctrl+C do nothing, if I press Enter it tries to complete what I typed Pressing Enter ...
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Why redirection operators from windows prompt create text ignoring line break? [duplicate]

I tried to output to a text file using redirection operators > and >> from a java class but it ignores line feed \n from java when the .txt file is opened with the Notepad from windows 10. It'...
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How to hide commands in the prompt of Windows 10 from a batch file?

I want to hide the commands in the prompt that opened from a batch file. Example: This is how it normally is: This is how I want it to be: It would be good as well if there was a way of output ...
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Set CMD Prompt to always be the current directory name in Windows XP? [duplicate]

I would like my command prompt to display just the directory name I am currently in, not the full path. If I am working in C:\Mystuff\Junk\ I would like the command prompt to display: Junk> If I ...
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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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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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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 '\w' ...
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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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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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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 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 ...