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Interesting bash prompts

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Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, been busy working on many MANY things.  However, I did find this which I find quite intersting

There’s some really cool bash prompts at this site:


In my opinion bash is getting quite large and a bit of a resource hog, for a shell that is; but with all it’s bloat comes some VERY decent features, including the ability to modify your prompt to run small shell scripts and display the output. 

The site shows 8 simple examples; but my favorite one displays a happy “^_^” emoticon or a “O_O” emoticon if the last command succeeded or failed:

PS1=“\`if [ \$? = 0 ]; then echo \[\e[33m\]^_^\[\e[0m\]; else echo \[\e[31m\]O_O\[\e[0m\]; fi\`[\u@\h:\w]\\$


Written by ejes

September 8, 2009 at 10:11 am

Posted in Neat Stuff/Good Ideas

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