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Re: Set root shell prompt in /etc/profile ?
- From: Eric Blake <ebb9 at byu dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2009 16:50:47 -0600
- Subject: Re: Set root shell prompt in /etc/profile ?
- References: <4AA18DE9.firstname.lastname@example.org>
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According to Christian Franke on 9/4/2009 4:00 PM:
> Is there a generic way to set '#' via /etc/profile ?
> Is there a better way to do this?
The ideal way would be patching bash to recognize if the current user has
root privileges (rather than its current check for just uid==0), so that
the PS1 escape \$ automatically printed # for privileged and $ for normal.
I'll add it to my TODO list, but if someone comes up with a patch first,
I'd gladly review it.
Don't work too hard, make some time for fun as well!
Eric Blake email@example.com
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