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Change PS1 when run as administrator
- From: Warren Young <wyml at etr-usa dot com>
- To: The Cygwin Mailing List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2016 10:20:00 -0600
- Subject: Change PS1 when run as administrator
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I just came up with this recipe to change the default PS1 value to use red for the user@host part of the prompt and to change the $ character to a #:
if id | grep -qi 'member of administrators group'
export PS1=$(echo "$PS1" | sed -e 's_32_31_' -e 's_\\\$_#_')
Iâm not certain the string match on the output of id(1) works everywhere. Is there a better way to check for admin privileges under Cygwin? You canât check for UID or EUID == 0, for example, as youâd do on a true POSIX system.
Perhaps something like this should go into the default /etc/profile?
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