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Contributed by: Philth24
This tip is valid for: Both BeOS and Haiku

Sick of that goofy $ in your Bash shell? Don’t know where the heck you currently are? Here’s a nice prompt that has colors and shows you the current location! Change the colors as needed if you want, or just use the defaults!

Stick this in a file /boot/home/.profile If the file doesn’t exist, create it.

YEL='33[1;33m'
BRN='33[43m'
WHT='33[1;37m'
RED='33[1;31m'
NONE='33[0m'
CYAN='33[1;36m'
BLUE='33[1;34m'

PS1=$RED'[d ]'$YEL'$PWD/ '$NONE

Just change the $RED and $YEL variables to some other color to customize. Season to taste.

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