formatting the time in tcsh prompt
perrin at apotheon.com
Wed Jul 30 02:42:28 UTC 2008
On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 03:00:50PM -0400, Greg Larkin wrote:
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> Chad Perrin wrote:
> | This might be slightly off-topic, I suppose -- but since (t)csh is the
> | default shell for FreeBSD, I figured this might be a good place to ask.
> | I'm aware of the %T option for showing 24-hour time in my tcsh prompt,
> | but it doesn't do exactly what I would like. Inserting a call to the
> | date command so I can have the exact formatting I want appears to fail by
> | only calculating the time once, and showing the same time every time the
> | prompt appears -- which means that, several hours later, I'm still
> | looking at the time from when the shell instance was started.
> | The prompt setting using the date command that I used is as follows:
> | set prompt = "[`date +'%H%M'`] %~%# "
> | There must be some way to do this. Right?
> Hi Chad,
> Right! Try this:
> set prompt=' % '
> alias precmd 'printf "[%s]" "`date +'%H%M'`"'
Most excellent! Thank you.
Chad Perrin [ content licensed PDL: http://pdl.apotheon.org ]
Peter Norvig: "Use the most natural notation available to solve the
problem, and then worry about writing an interpreter for that notation."
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