[CentOS] Terminal - name too long

Chris Geldenhuis chris.gelden at iafrica.com
Fri Nov 26 00:55:25 EST 2010


Vnpenguin wrote:
> 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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Hi Johan,

Follow exactly the same procedure that you did with your own login. Edit 
.basrc in /root and change the PS1 setting there. You have to be root to 
be able to do this.

ChrisG


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