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Created by magnum on May 06, 2011 12:26:14    Last update: May 06, 2011 12:26:14
The bash environment variable PROMPT_COMMAND contains a regular bash command that is executed just before the command prompt is displayed. For example: $ export PROMPT_COMMAND=a bash: a: command not ... The command a is not valid so you get the error message every time you hit enter. Echo something before $PS1 : $ export PROMPT_COMMAND='echo -n Hi!' Hi!$ ... PROMPT_COMMAND is regularly used to change the xterm window title. You may find this in /etc/bashrc : case $TERM in xterm*) if [ -...
Created by Dr. Xi on September 29, 2008 23:05:12    Last update: September 29, 2008 23:06:16
These variables are set or used by the Unix shell to modify its behavior. Variable Description ENV=file Name of script that gets executed at startup; Usually, ENV=$HOME/.kshrc FCEDIT=file Editor used by fc (fix command) command. If $FCEDIT is not defined, use $EDITOR, otherwise use the default (vi or ed). FPATH=dirs Directories to search for function definitions; undefined functions are set via typeset -fu . FPATH is searched when these functions are first referenced. HISTFILE=file File in which to store command history. Default is $HOME/.sh_history for Korn shell, $HOME/.bash_history for Bash. If not set, history is lost after logout. HISTSIZE=n Max number of commands to keep in history. HOME=dir Home directory; set by login from passwd file. IFS='chars' Internal field separators. Default is space, tab, and...