Function to change prompt

prompt (){ if [ "$1" = "on" ]; then . ~/.bash_profile; else if [ "$1" = "off" ];then PS1="$ ";fi;fi; }
Bash function to change your default prompt to something simpler and restore it to normal afterwards.
Sample Output
Custom prompt 13:22:50 $ prompt off
$ 
$ prompt on
Custom prompt 13:22:54 $

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By: zlemini
2013-02-17 13:41:18

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