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I have found myself to grow fond to CentOS's command prompt which looks like the following:

 [user@host directory]$ cmd

I, personally, do not like how Mac OS X Terminal is laid out, which is:

 host:directory user$ cmd

Is there any way to change the prompt of Terminal's commands to make it look more like the first one? I am very new to these things.

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If you are using bash, simply do PS1='[\u@\h \w]$ '

More details and options in man bash (search for PROMPTING)

If tcsh, do man tcsh and search for "prompt"

  • Also, I had to use \W instead of \w, because CentOS shows just the directory name, not the path. – rtainc Jul 2 '13 at 4:27

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