using ubuntu 12.04.3, i've modified my PS1 to [\u@\h ]\w$ which SHOULD display as follows:

[user@host /home/user]$  

but it doesn't it's still

[user@host ~]$  

this used to work. what changed?


Replace the "\w" with "\$PWD"

[\u@\h ]\$PWD$

See also https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CustomizingBashPrompt

  • You should not escape the dollar sign if you use single quotes: PS1='[\u@\h $PWD]\$ ' – glenn jackman Dec 10 '13 at 22:01

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