[OS X TeX] path before prompt
rloukano at stp.lingfil.uu.se
Mon Feb 18 09:02:53 EST 2008
On Mon, 18 Feb 2008, Martin Costabel wrote:
> Doris Wagner wrote:
>> hi list,
>> on my old mac, in the terminal before the prompt there was always the
>> whole path (starting with home). on 10.5 there is only the name of the
>> actual directory. how can I change this behaviour?
> The file /etc/bashrc has indeed changed between 10.4 and 10.5. On 10.4 it
> contained the line
> if [ -n "$PS1" ]; then PS1='\h:\w \u\$ '; fi
> On 10.5 this has changed to
> if [ -z "$PS1" ]; then
> PS1='\h:\W \u\$ '
> Note the 'W' instead of 'w'. If you change this to lowercase 'w', you get the
> old behavior back.
Accept my apology for this question, but which is the good choice and why?
I guess the default set up (i.e., 'W') should have some good rationality
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