[CentOS] Terminal - name too long

Johan Scheepers johansche at telkomsa.net
Fri Nov 26 01:27:34 EST 2010


Chris Geldenhuis wrote:
> 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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Thanks Chris,

That is what I was looking for.
Regards
Johan


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