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Re: Prompt question
At 04:44 PM 3/6/2002 -0500, Peter Buckley wrote:
>Aha. Sounds like it might be a problem with the space in the name. I am
>not sure how to work around that with mkpasswd. But you could probably
>do a "mkpasswd -l >> /etc/passwd" (I didn't realize you weren't in a
>You can also try Corinna's suggestion about "mkpasswd -u "Barry
>Goldstein" >> /etc/passwd", or maybe "mkpasswd -u Barry\ Goldstein >>
>/etc/passwd". Note that the space needs to be quoted.
>About the colors, are you checking off "modify the shortcut which
>started this window"? It sounds like you are only modifying the one
>window, and so the next command window has the same bad colors.
I did the mkpasswd -l and got all this in the passwd file:
I was at first disappointed to see that I still had no name, but of course
I had to kill and restart cygwin and now, lo and behold, I am once again
Imagine my relief!
As for the colors, yes, I told it to modify the shortcut that started the
window. I think there's something in the prompt strings that undoes that
and sets the colors with some sort of odd ANSI strings. The prompt strings are
PS1=$'\\[\\033]0;\\w\\007\n\\033[32m\\]\\u@\\h \\[\\033[33m\\w\\033[0m\\]\n$ '
I'm not sure where these should be set, but I'll go read the bash man
pages. Suggestions are welcome (I'll settle for bright-green-on-black).
Thanks very much for the help.
Barry Goldstein Pequod Software
124 Otis Street firstname.lastname@example.org
Newtonville, MA 02460-1846 +1-617-332-5758 (home)
U.S.A. +1-509-756-7445 (fax)
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