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Change PS1 when running as administrator
- From: Frank Fesevur <ffes at users dot sourceforge dot net>
- To: "cygwin at cygwin dot com" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:24:18 +0200
- Subject: Change PS1 when running as administrator
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I recently bought a new home computer, so I switched from XP to Win81.
With Win81 every now and then I need to start cygwin as administrator
(right click shortcut or tile, run as administrator) to do things that
I can't do as a normal user.
When I run as administrator I change my PS1 from "$" to "#" with these
line in ~/.bashrc.
if id -Gn | grep -i Administrators > /dev/null
PS1='\[\e]0;\w\a\]\n\[\e[32m\]\u@\h \[\e[33m\]\w\[\e[0m\]\n# '
PS1='\[\e]0;\w\a\]\n\[\e[32m\]\u@\h \[\e[33m\]\w\[\e[0m\]\n\$ '
I don't know if the test can be done a better/easier way, but it works
for me on a Dutch Win81. I tested it with both 1.7.30 and a recent
If more people like this idea, maybe it could included in /etc/bash.bashrc?
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