Change Prompt in Bash


For us that like to journal and keep notes of every command we issue and capture screens, having long prompts get in the way a bit.

Especially, when you get an incident and pick up that phone and  it says one of the DB/2 hosts is running out of Log space again.

And, the best you can do is say that if it is only at 90% it can likely suffer till the morning.


Current Prompt

To get the current prompt issue “echo $PS1




Revised Prompt

Let us rid ourselves of all the clutter by dropping all three; username, machine name and the current working directory are all out of here.


export PS1='>'



To make the change permanently, please edit ~/profile in your editor of choice and add same line.


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