Bash prompt with user name, host, history number, current dir and just a touch of color

export PS1='\n[\u@\h \! \w]\n\[\e[32m\]$ \[\e[0m\]'
I put that line in my .bash_profile (OS X) and .bashrc (Linux). Here is a summary of what the \char means: n=new line, u=user name, h=host, !=history number, w=current work directory The \[\e[32m\] sequence set the text to bright green and \[\e[0m\] returns to normal color. For more information on what you can set in your bash prompt, google 'bash prompt'

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By: haivu
2009-03-09 15:34:22

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