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Posted on 2013-05-31
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Did you notice that the prompt is $ instead of #

bash: ifconfig: command not found
[root2@rc2 ~]$ netconfig
bash: netconfig: command not found
[root2@rc2 ~]$

What is the reason?
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by:EddyvanOpdorp
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The UNIX prompt uses a $ symbol to indicate that your input is expected.

http://superuser.com/questions/57575/what-is-the-origin-of-the-unix-dollar-prompt
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woolmilkporc earned 500 total points
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The pound sign ( # ) indicates that you're logged in as the superuser "root".

The dollar sign "$" indicates a regular (non-root) user.

Despite its similar name "root2" has no root privileges, as it seems.

That's also the reason why ifconfig (and netconfig if RHEL/FC) don't work. ifconfig is in /sbin, and netconfig is in /usr/sbin (if at all present) and those directories are not contained in a regular user's PATH.

"netconfig" doesn't exist in any Unix/Linux (unless it's a homemade script, of course) except for RedHat/Fedora, but there it is meant for the first interface eth0 only.

/usr/sbin/netconfig

"net config" is a Windows command.
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by:ozo
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echo $PS1
#it's probably set to something like
[\u@\h \W]\$
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by:walkerdba
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yes
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