To manipulate the prompt on the command line, the
PS1 environment variable can be used. The
PS1 environment variable is part of the
bash package. It can be useful to users who wish to know the system's hostname, the directory they are currently working on, the date and the current time.
Some of the most common PS1 options are listed below:
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