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Re: Default prompt contains login dash

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Default prompt contains login dash
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 17:07:16 -0500

> I am running bash-2.05b on NetBSD-1.5.2.  The default prompt for a login
> shell is displaying an initial dash, ie: -bash-2.05b$.  Also, error
> messages are printing that dash:
> [~] jkl
> -bash: jkl: command not found
> I don't see a configuration option to fix this.  Can you suggest a
> solution, or is this a bug? -- Felicia

The initial dash denotes a login shell.  It's how the shell was invoked
(presumably by login).  It's not a bug.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet )

Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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