Customize Your BASH Prompt

TwistedCode has a fantastically detailed post about customizing your BASH prompt. I used the information there to create the following BASH prompt that I use across my local machine and servers.


The BASH script below will create the following BASH prompt where the HH:MM:SS is red, user is green, hostname is yellow, and dir is blue:


BASH Script

Place the following in ~/.bash_profile to apply only to your user or in /etc/profile.d/ to apply system wide:

# Custom PS1

export PS1=''"${NORMAL}"'['"${RED}"'\t'"${NORMAL}"']['"${GREEN}"'\u'"${NORMAL}"'@'"${YELLOW}"'\h'"${NORMAL}"']['"${BLUE}"'\W'"${NORMAL}"']'"${CLEAR}"' '

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