[CentOS] Setting PS1 for ordinary users

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Wed Oct 10 14:52:48 EDT 2012


James B. Byrne wrote:
> CentOS-6
>
> When I login as root I see this prompt:
>
> [root at vhost04 ~]#
>
> When I login as a non-priviledged user I see this instead:
>
> sh-4.1$
>
> .bashrc and .bash_profile have identical contents in /root and
> /home/user.  What causes the difference?  Why?  How does one change
> the default so that all normal users get a [userid at hostname pwd]$
> prompt?
>
> I have loked in/etc/profile.d and /etc/bashrc and I cannot see what
> condition is triggering the different behaviour.

I'd guess whether there's a ~/.bashrc. I've got mine set the way I want
it; I don't remember a ~/.bashrc being automagically created for new
users.

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