prompt w/ uid 0 for cshrc
lists at eitanadler.com
Tue Nov 20 01:36:45 UTC 2012
On 18 November 2012 18:32, Eitan Adler <lists at eitanadler.com> wrote:
> at the moment the current default csh prompt looks like
> user at hostname:directory% command
> This leads to an unexpected[*] result when using su (without "-").
> In particular the user part is *not* changed to "root" (or "toor" or
> any other superuser indication) although the promptchar is changed to
> This causes some confusion for new users and even some experienced ones.
> I worked around this issue by including the following
> if ($uid == 0) then
> set user = root
> which I'm not certain is a good idea.
> I would like to replace this with logic like
> if $uid = 0 AND $user != toor AND $user != root
> set user = "+$user"
> does anyone think this is a bad idea? can anyone propose a better
> idea? Is the status quo okay?
I was pointed in the right direction. I should use %N instead of %n.
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