newhostname=$(hostname | awk -F. '{print $1 "." $2}'); ipaddress=$(nslookup `hostname` | grep -i address | awk -F" " '{print $2}' | awk -F. '{print $3 "." $4}' | grep -v 64.142);PS1="[`id -un`.$newhostname.$ipaddress]"' (${PWD}): '; export PS1

change your PS1 to look better :)

changes the PS1 to something better than default. [username.hostname.last-2-digits-of-ip] (current directory)
Sample Output
[simardd.b-vmesx2.build.201.23] (/home/simardd):

-4
By: simardd
2009-02-16 20:11:53

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i would change the title to "add part of external ip to prompt" or such. and what is this for? grep -v 64.142
rubo77 · 396 weeks and 1 day ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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