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13 – Customizing The Prompt‌

In this chapter we will look at a seemingly trivial detailour shell prompt. This exami- nation will reveal some of the inner workings of the shell and the terminal emulator pro- gram itself.

Like so many things in Linux, the shell prompt is highly configurable, and while we have pretty much taken it for granted, the prompt is a really useful device once we learn how to control it.


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