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Old 09-12-2009
problem in changing prompt

hi all, please tell me why this 2 liner script is not working!!

but when type this in terminal it works!!
# 2  
Old 09-12-2009
Originally Posted by tprayush

How about ...

export PS1="myprompt>"

# 3  
Old 09-12-2009
thanks its not working...the prompt is still the same!!
# 4  
Old 09-12-2009
try also:
export PS1

# 5  
Old 09-12-2009
instead of just executing the script, source it.

# source scriptname

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Old 09-12-2009
thanks ilikecows!!!!!!!
it worked..
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Old 09-12-2009
Either u can source it or execute the script by
 . <file name>

So the script would execute in current shell and the variable would availabe there.
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