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1. Shell Programming and Scripting
I would like to display the current time in prompt.
I tried using following command:
export PS1="$(date +%k:%M:%S) $ "
but it gave me a fixed time in prompt whereas my objective is to get the current time everytime.
$ export PS1="$(date +%k:%M:%S) $ "
17:42:42 $... (32 Replies)
Discussion started by: manishdivs
2. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
How do I print the name of my current working directory only to screen?
For example, if I was in /home/work I am looking for 'work' only (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: jimjam
HPUX does not recognise \h,\w,\u to display the hostname,working directory and username respectively.
So how do i set the PS1 variable to display my current working Directory as my prompt?
I also tried PS1=$PWD,
But it keeps showing the same directory path as prompt which PWD was holding at... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: Amit Kulkarni
4. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
This is an embarrassingly simple question and couldn't think of "keywords" to search for the answer, but how do I change my UNIX/KSH prompt to show the machine name and my "current" but not "full" directory?
For example: if the machine name is "machine" and I'm currently in... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: chatguy
5. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
I want that the prompt that is being displayed (i.e $ sign) should display always the current directory I am working in instead of that $ sign
as we use PS1=patric and the prompt changes from $ to patric OR
if we write the command PS1=`pwd` it will display the current... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: premjotsingh
6. Shell Programming and Scripting
I was wondering what is the most efficient way to find files in the current directory(that may contain 100,000's files), that meets a certain specified file type and of a certain age.
I have experimented with the find command in unix but it also searches all sub directories. I have... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: kewong007
7. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
How to get the current working directory as part of the command prompt? Every time I chage the folder, my command prompt path shoud change. I am using Korn Shell. Any help is greatly appreciated. (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: MeganP
8. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
How to change current working directory for dbx on UNIX?
means I'll run pgm from one directory , but getcwd() should return path which I want to be, which is not d current dir
:) (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: login0001
9. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
Hello All, I am trying to list only directories in my current directory using the command "ls -d". But the output only contains the default directory "." and doesn't list the rest of the directories in the working directory. Can anyone explain why this is happening (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: igandu
10. Shell Programming and Scripting
I would like my csh prompt to behave like the linux csh prompt setting done by linux command (set prompt="%n@%m %c]$ ")
how do I do that?
What I'm trying to do is that I would like to see what directory I'm in by looking at the prompt.
I've figured out that %n is like $user, and %m is like... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: jamesloh