Help with bash

Help with bash

Post by Arun Shar » Thu, 13 Apr 1995 04:00:00


How do I set the prompt to show the current directory with tilde for
home ?

I use PS1=\h:\w\$

But when I start up bash, the current directory name in the prompt has
the full pathname of my home directory, rather than just a tilde.

Quite interestingly, when I invoke tcsh and then invoke bash as an
interactive shell, the home directory is shown as tilde, rather than
the full path name.

Does any one know how to fix this ? Please reply by mail.



1. Help with .bash files


        First of all, I want to say how happy I am with linux.
I have been using and maintaining Sparcs for a few years now, and
I had bought a 486 last summer, hoping to be able to have
unix, and a windowing system for it. I was betting
on things like SCO, and Solaris, when I heard of Linux. (Thanks Ed).
So I installed SLS ( I am quite impressed with the whole
distribution set. It is easier than suninstall...:-) .

So, I am the proud user of a linux PC, running X11 in
800x600 mode. I read the FAQ, and I still have two questions.
One of them is about Xterm. I am running bash. When I go
into X, all my xterms ignore the .bashrc, or .bash_profile
or .profile files. Does anyone know why?
One way I got around it was to use /bin/bash -login, and
then it reads .bash_profile. However, once I read my
dot file, I can't successfully type xterm anymore, I get the following
xterm: unable to find usable termcap entry.

still, xterm from the twm menu works.

So what am I doing wrong?

Second problem is that my clocks on my "infamous" Diamond
card is not found until I run DOS, MSWindows in 800x600 first.
Then I do a soft reboot, get into linux. At this point, ttyS0 is not recognize
and I lose the mouse, so I have to shutdown, and use my "reset"
button, restart linux (without shutting off the computer), and now
I am ready for fun and games with X11 in 800x600 mode.

Well, all and all, I consider I have a working system.
Still, I would love to fix these little problems.

While I am at it, does anyone konw where xterm.1 is located
in the SLS release? I can't find it in /usr/man/cat1, or man1.

Feel free to e-mail any ideas/suggestions that could help me,
I will be glad to post a summary.


                        VIVE LINUX!!!!!!

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