bash-prompt problem

Jeroen Coumans jeroencoumans at
Thu Nov 21 09:42:35 PST 2002

On Thursday 21 November 2002 16:00, rolf deenen wrote:
> export PS1=``<\u@\h:\w>$''

export PS1="\u@\h:\w>$"

Do you see the difference? It's very obvious here in KMail with font 
Arial :) Anyway, the \@>$ are special characters which are normally 
interpreted by bash. Therefore we put it between double quotes so bash 
ignores them. There are other special characters, but for these I refer 
to man bash.

Jeroen Coumans
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