Some people have asked me how I changed my bash/terminal prompt from the default prompt to what I have. It’s actually a very simple process.
First, load up Terminal and open up your
~/.bash_profile file. (FYI, be sure to read the difference between .bash_profile and .bashrc.)
Then type the following:
export PS1="\w>: " export PS2=" > "
There are a lot of possible things you can enter. Here are some of them that work well:
|\a||ASCII bell character||—|
|\d||the current date||Sun Feb 08|
|\w||current working directory||/Applications/Network|
|\W||basename of the current working directory||Network|
|\T||current time (12-hour HH:MM:SS format)||01:16:49|
|\t||current time (HH:MM:SS format)||13:16:49|
|\@||current time (12-hour AM/PM format)||1:16 PM|
|\\||print a backslash||\|
Table via MacDevCenter.com