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# 1  
Old 06-10-2002
2 line prompt

I know this is very easy. I just am having a problem determining how to do it.

I want to have a 2-line command prompt when you hit return. I have no problem creating or exporting a PS1, but can't make into 2 lines.


I really should know this, but my brain is not fully engaged this fine Monday morning!

Thanks for helping all...Smilie
# 2  
Old 06-10-2002
set_prompt() {
case "$1" in
$ '
$ "
# 3  
Old 06-11-2002
That is interesting, but somewhat long. I also don't necessarily need a conditional statement.

I just want it to show the path and then have the next line be the command prompt.

I know there is a way to have something like a newline character at the end of the prompt which will push the # to the next line.

Thanks for the info...
# 4  
Old 06-11-2002
This was an example only - it was grabbed from .profile from one of my team.

What you wanted is what it does.

Last edited by RTM; 06-11-2002 at 12:40 PM..
# 5  
Old 06-11-2002
From the command line you can put in

# PS1='$PWD Control V Control J
# '

And you should get your present working directory on one line (put in what ever you want instead) and a # sign on the next...add a space for visual.

The Control V Control J would not be typed out.
# 6  
Old 06-11-2002
Great, thanks for the help. I knew it was a simple solution, although not necessarily obvious to me.

# 7  
Old 06-12-2002
Depending on the shell you are using, you can do it a few ways.
ksh and bash (i think) both support escape characters:
export PS1="Hello \n world \n $"

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