In this video, customize your Zsh prompt. There are many ways to modify the prompt to display useful information.
- [Instructor] So far in this course, … we've seen the Zsh prompt … as the machine name and the percent sign … or a pound sign for the superuser followed by a space. … But the prompt can be changed … to include other useful information … and even to have colorful styles. … If you work with the shell a lot, … it can be nice to surface some more information … and to personalize the prompt in a way that appeals to you. … In order to change the prompt, … we'll modify the prompt environment variable. … Let's take a look at what it's currently set to … with echo $PROMPT. … This formatting string uses some placeholders … for specific pieces of information. … %m represents the machine's local name … and %# represents the percent sign … when we're acting as a regular user … and shows a pound sign when we're acting as root … or using superuser privileges. … While there are many placeholders you can use, … we'll take a look at just a few here … to get a sense of how modifying the prompt works. …
- Using Zsh as your primary shell
- Functions in Zsh
- Navigating your file system with Zsh
- Finding files and commands
- Autocompletion in Zsh
- Recalling and using previous commands
- Writing scripts using Zsh
- Configuring Zsh
- Customizing the prompt
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Zsh Foundations
2. Using Zsh
3. Customizing Zsh
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