Red Hat :: Command Line Prompt But Not The Correct Bash Prompt?

Feb 2, 2011

I'm running Red Hat Linux 5.4 on HP DL580 server with 16 processors and 64 GB of RAM. I'm connecting to the server remotely through SSH. after entering the password, it takes time to return the command line, if I click ctrl+c during this time, I'll have the command line prompt but not the correct bash prompt (I have to run bash to pass to my correct prompt).I tried to install Apache on the server, ./configure took 4 hours to finish instead of 1 or two minutes, Oracle installation same behavior. Server Disks are mirrored using RAID controller.

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Is there a way to get to the gui from the command line prompt? I am using Ubuntu 8.04, my computer us telling me there is an error and will only boot to the cli not gui.

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Jan 14, 2010

I was expecting a gnome window login prompt after installation was done. Instead I am getting a command line login prompt.Am I right expecting a X-Windows login prompt?I login successfully, but I am dropped into a shell (bash) instead of a gnome desktop.

The hardware I am installing on:
Intel Core 2 Duo
2 GB Ram
137 GB HD
Radeon X1300/X1550 Series
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Mar 1, 2011

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export PS1='[`date +%D` u@h W]$ '

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Feb 11, 2010

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My questions are as follows:
How can I locate the files on the hard drive? When I have the bootable cd-rom inserted I am unable to locate the HDD. How can I transfer my files using the command line prompt? Finally, is it possible just to upgrade to the latest Fedora without losing my files and going through the data recovery process head ache? Or can I reinstall the OS and not lose my files?

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General :: Get Command Line System OS Using Sandbox For Learning Its Prompt?

Nov 27, 2010

Possible Duplicate:
Version of Linux with a command prompt?

Which software of Linux to use for command line running? Since I am using MySQL to run from Linux and want to run Linux, which software to download in Linux? There are multiple ones. Can I run .sh scripts and learn how to operate on Linux using the command line? Also use MySQL as backend on Linux?

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Feb 11, 2010

At the Command Line Prompt I am able to start some Applications (such as or evolution) and the command line prompt re-appears after program is launched and I can continue working in that Terminal. However, other Applications, such as Totem or Blackboard will launch from the Terminal but the Prompt does not re-appear. Where Totem is concerned I get a message stating "sha module is deprecated use hashlib module instead". Where Blackboard is concerned the command line does not reappear. I have to use Ctrl + C to get the command line back but this closes the application as well! Or, I have to open a new Terminal. why some applications will start from the command line and others do not? How do you get the prompt back (other than q or Ctrl + c) thanks to all and kindest regards ( I am using Ubuntu 9.04)

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Aug 19, 2010

I've run into something odd:


jdougher jdougher> cd
jdougher jdougher> echo $PS1
u W>
jdougher jdougher>

For some reason, rather than replacing $HOME with "~", my prompt just displays the name of my home directory.

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Mar 24, 2010

I was attempting to change the bash shell color prompt on my RHEL / CentOS 5 server. When I login as my user account on my server I can see my 'PS1':

[carlos@srv1 ~]$ echo $PS1
[u@h W]$

I want to change my PS1 to:

PS1='[e[1;32m][u@h W]$[e[0m] '

When I look in ~/.bashrc, I don't see my 'PS1' line so I am confused and wondering how I do this on RHEL / CentOS systems.

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I'm trying to change the Xfce Terminal Emulator prompt from bash-4.1$ to something like what kconsole has. If i issue a /bin/bash -l in the terminal, then I get the prompt and the colors that I want, but I'd like this to automagically happen when I click the Terminal icon in the Xfce panel.This is for Slackware 13.37 (32bit) and Terminal 0.4.6

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Slackware :: The Bash Prompt Displays Twice?

Feb 19, 2010

I'm playing around with my prompt, and for some reason under certain conditions part of the prompt is output twice.

- When my terminal window isn't maximized it always outputs the prompt correctly.

- When the window is maximized it outputs the prompt correctly when I enter an empty command (ie, when I just hit enter).

- When it is maximized and I enter any command, it outputs the second line of my prompt twice.

I'm using urxvt.. I tested in xterm and it seems to work correctly, so I guess it's an issue with urxvt. My prompt code:


function redblue {
local BLUE="[33[0;34m]"
local RED="[33[0;31m]"
local LIGHT_RED="[33[1;31m]"


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Jul 28, 2010

I changed the default SUSE prompt setting by modifying the shell variable PS1 to display the following information:

u : the username of the current user
h : the hostname up to the first '.'
w : the current working directory, with $HOME abbreviated with a tilde

I used export command to setup a new shell prompt:

export PS1="[u@h: w]$ " To add colors to the shell prompt and make a regular user prompt blue I used the following command syntax:export PS1="e[0;34m[u@h: w]$ e[m "


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Oct 26, 2010

Currently the terminal prompt looks like this:[karlis@karlis-desktop current_folder]$How can I minimize the prompt, so that it only shows $ or # without extra info in square brackets?I checked the preferences for the default Gnome-Terminal and Terminator - there are no settings for this. It is pretty hard to use terminal when working in directories with long names.

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Feb 2, 2011

I have one account on an Ubuntu server with the correct PS1 variable and I want to make one of my other accounts on the same server have the same PS1 variable, so that my prompt on this new account (when I ssh into the machine) is the same as the original account.

Is there a way that I can pass this PS1 variable between accounts so the prompt is the same?

I have tried printing it out, copying the output, and then reassigning it to PS1 on the new account, but it just doesn't work.

Here is what is printed when I type echo $PS1:

[e]0;u@h: wa]${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}[�33[01;32m]u@h[�33[00m]:[�33[01;34m]w[�33[00m]$

I want to assign that prompt (shown above) to my new account.

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General :: Bash Prompt Loses Characters?

Apr 17, 2011

After writing a new prompt for Bash, I noticed that one character of my commands were being lost when it wrapped to the new line. Here is an image of the example (I typed 1234567890 over and over):

Here is my $PS1

[[e[0;90m]d [e[0m]] [[e[0;90m]$(/bin/ls -1 | /usr/bin/wc -l | /bin/sed 's: ::g') files, $(/usr/bin/du -sh | cut -f1)[e[0m]
[[e[0;36m]#[e[0m]] [e[0;95m]u[e[0;90m]@[e[1;92m]h[e[0m]: [e[1;34m]w [e[1;30m]$[e[0m] "

What have I done wrong?

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Jan 25, 2011

I'm trying to change the bash prompt and based on the man pages $ should show a $ which changes to a # for a SU. However, this doesn't happen on my machine, it's $ for both user and SU.The line in .bashrc is:export PS1="u@h:w$"

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Feb 28, 2011

Everytime I log into the linux server at my workplace (I use putty), I don't get the bash prompt right away. I need to execute the command 'bash' to get it. Anyway to make this automatic? e.g.


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Jun 10, 2010

Just tried to install a minimal F13 from the first CD. Picked minimal as the choice and it still asked for CD #1 and #2. I'll have to doublecheck if that can be averted by manually unchecking everything. However, a bit more disturbing--though that's annoying enough--was the fact that I, on a VM at least, couldn't get to a bash prompt during the anaconda installation. Is that normal now? Can anyone confirm or correct that on an actual hardware install, vs. a VM?

One used to be able to, with F5, or maybe F1, IIRC, get to, during a Fedora installation, a shell prompt, the way the vast majority of distributions do. I'm wondering if this is just an oddity due to the VM and possibly Fkeys not working properly, or something else that they've taken away from from Anaconda.

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Jan 13, 2010

I am getting more and more comfortable working with the shell, thus I would like to change its prompt color to my liking, as it will be easier for me to distinguish commands vs. outputs.

I've read a couple of instructions of how to change the .bashrc file and am familiar with what the codes in PS1 mean. Except, this file can be intimidating to newbie eyes.

Where exactly on the file is it that I need to make the change?

Here is what I am trying to do. I would like my prompt to like exactly like the prompt I use in Backtrack - which consist in two different colors, one for the host and another for the pwd. Here is what the Backtrack .bashrc file looks like:

# /etc/profile: This file contains system-wide defaults used by
# all Bourne (and related) shells.
# Set the values for some environment variables:
export MINICOM="-c on"
export MANPATH=/usr/local/man:/usr/man:/usr/X11R6/man:/usr/local/share/man:/usr/bin/man:/usr/share/man
export HOSTNAME="`cat /etc/HOSTNAME`"


I also read that in order to have the same results when I log in as root, I will have to copy the modified .bashrc file into /root

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Jun 1, 2011

I've written custom prompts for several boxes but this one has an error I just can't identify and need a second set of eyes to help solve it.

I've set the following as my prompt: PS1="[e[30;42m]u@h[e[0m][e[30;47m] #][e[0m][e[32;1;40m]w>[e[0m] "
(hostname/un obscured & image enlarged slightly to make it easier to read.)

Everything looks fine initially as you can see here:url

1- It sets the username@host in back on green text.
2- It then changes to an off-white an prints the command number for the terminal.
3- Next, changes to a green on black font and prints the working directory.
4- Finally is prints a ">" character and a space.

The problem occurs when I try to "up arrow" to reuse and/or edit a prior command. It prints the prior command fine, but if I arrow over to edit the command sometimes the first character can not be deleted from displaying as you can see in the following composite screen-shot


Here I did a simple ps and piped it through grep. After getting the output, I up-arrow to repeat the command. As you can see by the second section the cursor only goes back to the "s" in ps. The "p" can not be deleted. Hitting enter just displays a new line, so the "p" was just a ghost being displayed and not really there.

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May 6, 2010

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Oct 15, 2010

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Oct 9, 2009

I have a script almost working except for 1 thing. What I'm trying to do is read a file that has the files that need to be FTP'd using a bash script. I have everything working except the reading of the file. It works outside of the ftp script I've wrote but once I put it in the FTP script it doesn't.

Here's the Script:

#Here's where the problem is that I know of

I've been playing w/ the exclamation points to see if that could be the problem, but so far no luck.

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Jun 12, 2011

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Feb 6, 2010

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May 16, 2010

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