[CentOS] Terminal - name too long

Vnpenguin vnpenguin at vnoss.org
Fri Nov 26 00:31:26 EST 2010


On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 23:02, Johan Scheepers <johansche at telkomsa.net> wrote:
> John R Pierce wrote:
>> On 11/25/10 12:36 PM, Johan Scheepers wrote:
>>> Good day,
>>>
>>>> [johan at unknown2a6800000000 ~]$
>>> How/where could I make the above a lot shorter please.
>>
>> A) choose a shorter hostname
>>
>> B) change your default prompt via an export PS1=....   in $HOME/.bashrc
>>
>>
>> see
>> http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Bash-Prompt-HOWTO/bash-prompt-escape-sequences.html for
>> the PS1 options...
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> gedit .bashrc
>
> # User specific aliases and functions
>
> PS1="[johan@\W] \$> "
>
> [johan@~] $> cd /bin
> [johan at bin] $>
> [johan at bin] $> su root
> Password:
> [root at unknown2a6800000000 bin]#
>
> Now only need to fix superuser.
> Kindly where/how please

  * man hostname
  * vim /etc/sysconfig/network


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