Tuesday, July 1, 2014

How to shorten terminal prompt in Linux ? (Trim Directory Path)

ever done cd into too many directory that your terminal prompt was taking the whole line making it hard to type any command ? Previously I posted about how to do shorten the terminal using PS1,

I found out a another way, which syntax doesn't require knowing any regex. simply enter:

$PROMPT_DIRTRIM=1

change 1 to the number of levels you wanna see.

here is how my prompt look before :
medya@arch-chef-001:~/chef-repo/vagrant-machines/oracle-linux-5-5$medya@arch-chef-001:~/.../vagrant-machines/oracle-linux-5-5$ PROMPT_DIRTRIM=1


and after 
medya@arch-chef-001:~/.../oracle-linux-5-5$


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