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display full unix path as part of the command line

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Does anyone know how to ammend the .cshrc file in $HOME for your session to display the path as part of the command line? So that I dont need to keep on typing pwd to see where I am?

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csh does not dealt with prompts in the same way as a bourne based shell.

There are two way to set this in a csh/tcsh shell.


in csh you would have to do something like this in your .cshrc

Code:
alias precommand 'set prompt="${cwd} >"'
precommand           # to set the initial prompt
alias cd 'chdir \!* && precommand'

gives:
/var/tmp/templog >



In tcsh you would add %/ to the prompt options for example:

Code:
set prompt="%m{%n} %/ >"

would give:

myhost{reborg} /var/tmp/templog >
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