[CentOS] Setting PS1 for ordinary users
kahlil.hodgson at dealmax.com.au
Wed Oct 10 16:43:05 EDT 2012
On 11/10/12 05:42, James B. Byrne wrote:
> When I login as root I see this prompt:
> [root at vhost04 ~]#
> When I login as a non-priviledged user I see this instead:
> .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]$
> I have loked in/etc/profile.d and /etc/bashrc and I cannot see what
> condition is triggering the different behaviour.
The following line in /etc/bashrc
[ "$PS1" = "\\s-\\v\\\$ " ] && PS1="[\u@\h \W]\\$ "
is changing the prompt for the root user from the default '\s-\v$ ',
because the root user has '/bin/bash' as there shell.
The ordinary users are just getting the default PS1 because they have
there shell set to '/bin/sh', and hence, /etc/bashrc is not called.
I suggest you change all normal (non-system) users to have '/bin/bash'
as there default shell, and they will get the correct prompt, and a
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