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# 1  
Old 12-13-2002
set prompt in sh

hi, this < setprompt 'set prompt="[`hostname`:$cwd]# "' > is set in C shell. what is the equivalent in sh?
# 2  
Old 12-13-2002
this will do the same job in sh

PS1=`uname -n`# ; export PS1


PS1=`uname -n`:'$PWD'# ; export PS1

the can be placed in your .profile
# 3  
Old 12-15-2002
either of the two commands will give me a PWD at the prompt. what is wrong?

i did a echo $SHELL , and it gives me a sh. is this a bourne shell?
# 4  
Old 12-17-2002
my prompt.

Here is what I have for HPUX

# "

This is intended to be 2 lines it gives this look.

# 5  
Old 12-17-2002

i am on sun5.8 with shell being /sbin/sh
i vi .profile to add PS1=`uname -n`:'$PWD'# ; export PS1

but when i cd directory, the pwd is not displayed..
the output is below

root@myserver #cd oracle
root@myserver #pwd
root@myserver #
# 6  
Old 12-17-2002
Try this then ...

PS1="\u@\h:\w# "

Works on my sh (and bash).
# 7  
Old 03-25-2003
nope, it doesn work
i have put this PS1="\u@\h:\w# " in my .profile.
what it came up at the prompt is \u@\h:\w#

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