[CentOS] Setting PS1 for ordinary users

Stephen Harris lists at spuddy.org
Wed Oct 10 16:20:00 EDT 2012


On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 04:12:24PM -0400, James B. Byrne wrote:
> As far as I can see the two invocations call the same program.  And
> yet, replacing /bin/sh with /bin/bash in the ordinary user's passwd
> entry does indeed change the prompt to one identical to that used by
> root.  Does anyone here know why this happens?

Many programs may change behaviour, depending on the name they are
called by.

"man bash"

       --norc Do  not  read  and  execute  the  personal  initialization  file
              ~/.bashrc  if  the  shell  is interactive.  This option is on by
              default if the shell is invoked as sh.


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rgds
Stephen


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