Full Discussion: prompt why ?
prompt why ? Post 11866 by LivinFree on Thursday 13th of December 2001 06:32:26 AM
12-13-2001
A lot of systems will give you an alias'd rm (alias rm="rm -i") for Interactive deletion...
Type:
alias | grep rm
To see if this is the case. If so, you can either unalias it, or simply type:
\rm -f *
(notice backslash first)
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## prompt

how do we change the command prompt? right now my prompt says felix% where felix is the machine i´m on. but how do we change it? for example, how can i make it say me% and how do we get it to tell us what directory we are under because when i change into a subdir then the prompt...

## Can't get ok prompt

Hi, I'm attempting to reinstall a damaged installation of Solaris 9 (on a SunFire). Connected via serial from a PC. Can't get to the "ok" prompt to launch install from CD. Ctrl+break acknowledges my request for a break, but no prompt. "#." gets me an "sc>" prompt, with several options, but...

## OK prompt

Here is a silly question: I have a Sun 220R and I need to get to the OK prompt. I can't hook up a monitor and keyboard to it. Its on a KVM right now and I also have a console connected to it. I can use PuTTY to get to the console and then connect to the 220R from there. How can I get to the...

## How to a prompt a particular value???

Hi i am working with clearcase in my UNIX machine... Accidentally some had ran a script to check out all files in the machine.... Now i am actually trying to uncheck out all those files and had written a script for it.... The problem is that when ever i am trying to uncheck out the files, its...

## Changing prompt

I currently have this as my prompt when I log in (shell is sh): PS1="hostname  # " My question is how do I add the current directory to that prompt? Is there a way? Thanks.

## ok prompt

There is a number before the ok prompt in OBP between brackets {}. It is 0 most of the time but sometimes it is different number {9} ok or {0} ok What does this number mean and how it gets changed?

## No prompt!

We have a Solaris 10 machine. Today a weird issue happened. After login remotely via ssh, the motd appeared BUT there was no prompt! The prompt only appears after pressing Ctrl+d or Ctrl+c. Strange behaviour. I have checked /etc/profile and own user .profile, there is no anamoly. ...

## FTP prompt

Hello, I am connectin to a remote server using: ftp -n -i <server> user <username> <password> lcd ~/YAFFA after i execute lcd command ther is a prompt: "Local directory now /home/YAFFA" How can is make it disappear? :confused: Please use and tags when posting code, data...

## How to Change the % prompt to - prompt in UNIX?

how to Change the % prompt to - prompt in unix :wall: ---------- Post updated at 07:40 AM ---------- Previous update was at 07:38 AM ---------- How To display the last modification time of any file in unix ---------- Post updated at 07:40 AM ---------- Previous update was at 07:40 AM...

## Unable to move from rsc prompt to ok prompt

Hi, on sunfire v890 unable to move from rsc prompt to ok prompt, i have executed the command break.
alias(1)                                                           User Commands                                                          alias(1)

NAME
alias, unalias - create or remove a pseudonym or shorthand for a command or series of commands

SYNOPSIS
/usr/bin/alias [ alias-name [ = string...]]

/usr/bin/unalias alias-name...

/usr/bin/unalias -a

csh
alias [ name [def]]

unalias pattern

ksh
alias [-tx] [ name [ = value]...]

unalias name...

unalias [-a]

DESCRIPTION
The  alias  and  unalias utilities create or remove a pseudonym or shorthand term for a command or series of commands, with different func-
tionality in the C-shell and Korn shell environments.

/usr/bin/alias
The alias utility creates or redefines alias definitions or writes the values of existing alias definitions to standard  output.  An  alias
definition provides a string value that replaces a command name when it is encountered.

An  alias  definition affects the current shell execution environment and the execution environments of the subshells of the current shell.
When used as specified by this document, the alias definition will not affect the parent process of the current shell nor any utility envi-
ronment invoked by the shell.

/usr/bin/unalias
The unalias utility removes the definition for each alias name specified. The aliases are removed from the current shell execution environ-
ment. The -a option removes all alias definitions from the current execution environment.

csh
alias assigns def to the alias name. The assigned def is a list of words that may contain escaped history-substitution metasyntax. name  is
not  allowed to be alias or unalias. If def is omitted, the alias name is displayed along with its current definition. If both name and def
are omitted, all aliases are displayed.

Because of implementation restrictions, an alias definition must have been entered on a previous command line before it can be used.

unalias discards aliases that match (filename substitution) pattern. All aliases may be removed by unalias *'.

ksh
alias with no arguments prints the list of aliases in the form name=value on standard output. An alias is defined for each name whose value
is given.  A trailing space in value causes the next word to be checked for alias substitution. The -t flag is used to set and list tracked
aliases. The value of a tracked alias is the full pathname corresponding to the given name. The value becomes undefined when the  value  of
PATH  is  reset but the aliases remained tracked.  Without the -t flag, for each name in the argument list for which no value is given, the
name and value of the alias is printed. The -x flag is used to set or print exported aliases. An exported alias   is  defined  for  scripts
invoked by name.  The exit status is non-zero if a name is given, but no value, and no alias has been defined for the name.

The aliases given by the list of names may be removed from the alias list with unalias.

OPTIONS
The following option is supported by unalias:

-a       Removes all alias definitions from the current shell execution environment.

ksh
The following option is supported by alias:

-t       Sets and lists tracked aliases.

OPERANDS
The following operands are supported:

alias
alias-name              Write the alias definition to standard output.

unalias
alias-name              The name of an alias to be removed.

alias-name=string       Assign the value of string to the alias alias-name.

If no operands are given, all alias definitions will be written to standard output.

OUTPUT
The format for displaying aliases (when no operands or only name operands are specified) is:

"%s=%s
" name, value

The value string will be written with appropriate quoting so that it is suitable for reinput to the shell.

EXAMPLES
Example 1: Modifying a command's output

This example specifies that the output of the ls utility is columnated and more annotated:

example% alias ls="ls -CF"

Example 2: Repeating previous entries in the command history file

This example creates a simple "redo" command to repeat previous entries in the command history file:

example% alias r='fc -s'

Example 3: Specifying a command's output options

This example provides that the du utility summarize disk output in units of 1024 bytes:

example% alias du=du -k

Example 4: Dealing with an argument that is itself an alias name

This example sets up the nohup utility so that it can deal with an argument that is itself an alias name:

example% alias nohup="nohup "

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
See  environ(5)  for  descriptions  of  the  following  environment variables that affect the execution of alias and unalias: LANG, LC_ALL,
LC_CTYPE, LC_MESSAGES, and NLSPATH.

EXIT STATUS
The following exit values are returned:

0        Successful completion.

alias
>0       One of the alias-name operands specified did not have an alias definition, or an error occurred.

unalias
>0       One of the alias-name operands specified did not represent a valid alias definition, or an error occurred.

ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

+-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
|      ATTRIBUTE TYPE         |      ATTRIBUTE VALUE        |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
|Availability                 |SUNWcsu                      |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
|Interface Stability          |Standard                     |
+-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SunOS 5.10                                                          17 Jul 2002                                                           alias(1)`