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Title: Easy question - Setting the default 'prompt' (Like DOS set prompt=$p$g)

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Hi,

I asked this question a few days ago, got what I thought was the right answer, but just
realized it is not exactly what I was looking for, so asking it again...

What I was looking for is a 'command' that *every time* you changed the directory (from
shell access), updated the 'current' directory in the prompt.

I.e., something like this:

\var\www> cd \var
\var> cd \var\www\mainsite\testing123
\var\www\mainsite\testing123> some other command

The proposed solution which works *once* when you log in (but then never changes the prompt)
was:

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                  vi .profile

                  Then add:

                  PS1="[${PWD}] "
                  export PS1
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What can I add to the "PS1", such that it *always* changes the pwd prompt? I am guessing
just a simple shell command? (Unfortunately it's been a while since I needed to do that,
so I forget what I have to do..., but I know it's a simple line! :))

Thanks very much!
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ashwanin

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