Seeing `-bash-4.2` as terminal name upon login.

Solution Verified - Updated -


In affected systems, users experience an issue where, upon logging in via console or SSH, the terminal name appears as -bash-4.2, which is an indication of an incorrect or missing PS1 variable.



  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9

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