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Lazarus18
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2002 5:37 am    Post subject: changing prompt in shells, and problem with cd mounting Reply with quote

OK, so first off, how do I change the default behavior of the prompt for a shell?

Before I had X installed and running, the default bash prompt was a nice pretty color, and told me where I was. Now it doesn't, but that's not too important. I prefer tcsh, so how would I go about getting similar behavior for that shell? Right now it just shows > as the prompt. Oddly, if I ssh into my machine I get to see my location ~/Documents> for example.

Unrelatedly, how do I enable the CD to automount in KDE? It's not showing up on the desktop, but I have it set in fstab, correctly I think.

Thanks all. The Gentoo community is insanely helpful. Kudos all 'round.
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2002 12:15 pm    Post subject: Re: changing prompt in shells, and problem with cd mounting Reply with quote

Lazarus18 wrote:
OK, so first off, how do I change the default behavior of the prompt for a shell?


create a .bashrc file if you don't already have one.
put the following in the file:

Code:
export PS1='\u@\h:\w\$ '


Or, muck around with the different options to get one that matches your fancy. (man bash for more info)

This, BTW, is answered in about 4 billion places on the web. :) Next time, you might try searching Google first.



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I prefer tcsh, so how would I go about getting similar behavior for that shell?


Create .tcshrc file.
Add:

Code:
set prompt = "${user} %"


Again, Google search


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Unrelatedly, how do I enable the CD to automount in KDE? It's not showing up on the desktop, but I have it set in fstab, correctly I think.


I don't automount my cdrom, so I'm not sure. However, simply changing something in /etc/fstab shouldn't be the only thing you have to do -- you need to have some sort of daemon that polls the cdrom/dvd/whatever to see if new media has been inserted. Thus, I think you want to look at automount or supermount (not sure if there are gentoo packages for those)

And, you can always try a friendly google search. :)

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2002 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I DID search google, and have known about .whateverrc files for awhile. The question is more about the deafult behavior for all shells, should I create a new user for example. Right now I have to put a copy of a .tcshrc in every users home dir. I'm sure there's a way to establish default behavior for all, but I don't know what file that would be. Perhaps I'm searching for the wrong things, but everything I find refers to ~/.whateverrc.

I did find a very handy util called dotfile generator, highly recommended.
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2002 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lazarus18 wrote:
The question is more about the deafult behavior for all shells, should I create a new user for example.


OK, in that case, the files you want to edit are:
  • /etc/bashrc
  • /etc/tcshrc

The syntax should be the same as your .*rc files. Note that ~/.*rc files will override anything in the /etc/*rc file -- the /etc files just provide default behavior.

hth.

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2002 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can also but .bashrc/.tcshrc and other files like that into /etc/skel and then every user you create will automatically have a ~/.tcshrc file
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