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Add a Clock to Your CLI

Terminal - Add a Clock to Your CLI
export PS1="${PS1%\\\$*}"' \t \$ '
2009-03-09 00:34:08
User: asmoore82
Functions: export
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Add a Clock to Your CLI

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What others think

Works in Ubuntu...great idea!

Comment by sudopeople 404 weeks ago

Very nice, Ubuntu users can add it to their /home/user/.bashrc file to make it permanent (don't forget to type the word bash after you add it to .bashrc)

Comment by eseven73 402 weeks and 5 days ago

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