Chapter 2. Customizing Your Shell

Almost every aspect of your bash terminal is customizable. Now that you've learned to make use of some of the important information processing utilities, we can move on to learning how to use them to customize your shell. A lot of what we will cover in this chapter involves grabbing information from one program, piping it into another program, and filtering out whatever details are important to us.

You will also learn something about bash scripting, which is what a large chunks of the applications in your Kali Linux—and the larger Linux family—are made of.

Formatting the terminal output

Everything printed on your bash terminal is done by the cursor, which is just another component of your bash terminal you can control ...

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