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# 1  
Old 04-07-2012
Setting PS1

I have set PSI for my prompt using the following command:

  PS1="${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;37m\]\u@\h:\[\033[00m\]\[\033[01;37m\]\w\a]\[\033[00m\] "

which produces


I want to include [ in the beginning but cannot understand the way to do this.

Also I want to show only the current directory, not the whole path from ~/
# 2  
Old 04-07-2012
Hi kristinu,

Try next one:
$ PS1="\[\033[01;37m\][\[\033[00m\]${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;37m\]\u@\h:\[\033[00m\]\[\033[01;37m\]\W\a]\[\033[00m\] "

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# 3  
Old 04-07-2012
Any idea how to get only the current directory to show.
# 4  
Old 04-07-2012
In my post \W shows only your current directory, but try yourself. Here a page with all secuences:

Bash Prompt HOWTO: Bash and Bash Prompts
# 5  
Old 04-07-2012
Missed that. Ok works.

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Now I would like to have the title of the terminal window display the whole path.

Ok done it

PROMPT_COMMAND='echo -ne "\033]0;${USER}@${HOSTNAME}: ${PWD}\007"'


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