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Re: truncating the path in the bash prompt?

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: truncating the path in the bash prompt?
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 23:56:59 -0800 (PST)

Dan Nicolaescu <address@hidden> writes:

  > In tcsh  %c can be used to only show the last few directory names in a
  > path (also see the ellipsis variable). 
  > For example for this directory: 
  > /lib/modules/2.6.21-1.3194.fc7/kernel/drivers/char/hw_random/
  > the prompt can look like this:
  > address@hidden:...drivers/char/hw_random> 
  > when using: set prompt = "address@hidden:%c03%# "
  > Given the tendency of directory hierarchies to get deeper, it is very
  > useful to be able to see some more context, so it would be great if
  > bash also supported something similar.
  > Sure, this can be implemented by using shell commands to set the
  > prompt, but it would be much nicer if it was built in.
  > Thanks

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