Change PS1 when run as administrator

Andrey Repin
Tue Mar 15 17:35:00 GMT 2016

Greetings, Warren Young!

> I just came up with this recipe to change the default PS1 value to use red
> for the user@host part of the prompt and to change the $ character to a #:

>     if id | grep -qi 'member of administrators group'
>     then
>         export PS1=$(echo "$PS1" | sed -e 's_32_31_' -e 's_\\\$_#_')
>     fi

> I’m not certain the string match on the output of id(1) works everywhere. 
> Is there a better way to check for admin privileges under Cygwin?  You can’t
> check for UID or EUID == 0, for example, as you’d do on a true POSIX system.

> Perhaps something like this should go into the default /etc/profile?

  for group in $(id -G); do 
    test $group -eq 114 && { x="#"; break; }
    test $group -eq 544 && { x="#"; break; }
    test $group -eq 0 && { x="Please remove well-known SID overrides from your /etc/group file#"; break; }
  echo $x
if [ "$color_prompt" = yes ]; then
    PS1='\[\033[01;32m\]\u@\h\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;34m\]\w\[\033[00m\007\]\n$PS1_TAIL '
    PS1='\u@\h:\w\007\n$PS1_TAIL '
unset color_prompt force_color_prompt

# If this is an xterm set the title to user@host:dir
case "$TERM" in
    PROMPT_COMMAND='echo -ne "\033]0;${USER}@${HOSTNAME}: ${PWD/$HOME/~}\007"'

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 20:23:26

Sorry for my terrible english...

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