Hostname in shell (bash)?

Robert Westendorp rjwsys at
Fri Feb 27 10:32:53 PST 2004


PS1=`id -un`@`hostname -s`"$ "

I put that into the .bashrc file.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steven N. Fettig" <freebsd at>
To: <questions at>
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2004 8:01 AM
Subject: Hostname in shell (bash)?

> Hi all,
> I searched the archives and documents on bash, but I can't figure out
> how to put the hostname of the workstation I am on before the $ of the
> shell/command line.  Does anyone know how to add the hostname
> (preferably the first part - i.e. www, db1, etc) to the command line for
> bash 2.x?
> Thanks,
> Steve
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