Prompt containing SSH login information

Polytropon freebsd at
Tue Nov 24 11:57:08 UTC 2009

On Tue, 24 Nov 2009 12:19:45 +0100, Ruben de Groot <mail25 at> wrote:
> In tcsh there's the REMOTEHOST env variable. Don't know about bash.
> Something like:
> set prompt = "${USER}@${HOST}>${REMOTEHOST}> "
> should do it?

That's an approach, it it makes the "upper stage" visible;
it works in bash, too.

For interactive shells, I would include a test if $REMOTEHOST
is set, and if it is, then it's a SSH session, so a different
prompt has to be set.

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