I recently saw this in a demonstration online in someones Terminal:
Notice the path-bar-like style of the prompt, any ideas how you can get that? Some kind of customisation I'd assume?
Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. It only takes a minute to sign up.Sign up to join this community
The prompt is defined by the PS1 environment variable which you can define in your ~/.profile file. For example to make it simply a "$" put this line in your .profile:
Then "source" (
source ~/.profile) the file to make the changes active if you've edited it in a terminal or just open a new Terminal.
Details of the fancy special things you can insert there can be found by searching PS1, a good set of examples can be found at The Geek Stuff most examples are for Linux but it's nearly the same (possibly identical not 100% sure though)