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Old 01-04-2002
Bash has different built-in escapes, some of which are especially for prompts. In bash, you can get a list of them from the man page... have you check the man page for sh on your system? (Note: some systems with bash installed will simply have a symbolic link from /bin/sh to /bin/bash)

For adding the hash to the prompt of root users, you might be able to do something like this with your /etc/profile :
PS1="whatever you want"
if [ ! "`id -u`" = "0" ]; then
      PS1="${PS1} # "
      PS1="${PS1} $ "

Hope that helps a little...
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Old 01-04-2002
# 10  
Old 01-04-2002
ah yes. Thanks for the info and links; this should give me enough to work with for now.
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