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The Linux Command Line by William E. Shotts Jr.

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Saving the Prompt

Obviously, we don’t want to be typing that monster all the time, so we’ll want to store our prompt someplace. We can make the prompt permanent by adding it to our .bashrc file. To do so, add these two lines to the file:

PS1="\[\033[s\033[0;0H\033[0;41m\033[K\033[1;33m\t\033[0m\033[u\]<\u@\h \W>\$ "

export PS1

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