How to change the prompt
Changing the prompt in a command line can give you additional helpful information while navigating through a session.
Microsoft DOS users
To change the prompt in MS-DOS you must utilize the prompt command followed by special codes used in conjunction with the prompt command. Below are some commonly used prompts.
Changes the prompt to the standard used prompt in MS-DOS listing the drive with the current path, similar to what is seen below.
prompt $t $d$_$p$g
Change the prompt to list the time and date above the standard prompt, similar to what is seen below.
13:38:49.78 Mon 02/17/2003
Unix and Linux users
Changing the prompt in Unix and Linux varies depending on what shell you are using.
If you are using the C Shell, type:
Displays the hostname in the prompt, similar to the below prompt:
Displays the working directory with the prompt:
Displays the hostname along with the working directory:
set prompt=\[`id -nu`@`hostname -s`\]\#\
Displays the user who is logged in along with the hostname, similar to the below prompt:
If you want to make the prompt permanent in the C Shell, edit the .cshrc file and add the same line you used at the prompt.