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Customizing the Bash Prompt 19 December 2010

Posted by Maulvi Bakar in : Linux,Unix,Work , add a comment

If you’re on Linux, most of the time the current existing bash prompt is fine. Other types of UNIX, in my case is Solaris, is somewhat spartan in appearance. You’ll either get a boring ‘$’ or ‘#’ or simply a display of version.

The table below are the various options available –

Personally, I just wanted to duplicate the bash prompt on Linux into Solaris. All I did was thus in the “/etc/profile” –

export PS1
PS1='[\u@\h:\w]\$ '

Remember to use single quotes ” ‘ ” rather than the double quotes. Otherwise the “\$” will not work.

Enjoy!

Howto: Disable GUI Desktop on Solaris 10

Posted by Maulvi Bakar in : Unix,Work , add a comment

My life seems to be centered around *NIX. After many false start, I am about to embark on a serious Solaris journey.

*NIX politics aside. I’ve formed judgment already, but I reserve publishing it at the moment. For the time being, enough said – it is a pure workplace choice.

# date;uname -a;uptime
Sun Dec 19 14:27:32 MYT 2010
SunOS solaris 5.10 Generic_142910-17 i86pc i386 i86pc
2:27pm up 25 min(s), 1 user, load average: 0.01, 0.11, 1.05

By default, Oracle Solaris 10 will start with Gnome/CDE GUI interface upon start-up. To disable GUI, especially if you intend to run a headless server, do this –

# /usr/dt/bin/dtconfig -d

To enable it again, simply –

# /usr/dt/bin/dtconfig -e

Enjoy!

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