bash doesn't show working directory

Discussion in 'Server Operation' started by bswinnerton, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. bswinnerton

    bswinnerton New Member

    Hey everyone,

    For some reason when I SSH into my server I get:

    Instead of:
    [email protected]:/home/user/$
    How can I get it so that it prints the working directory instead of ~ I haven't done anything to this server really but install ISPConfig. It was just set up yesterday, and I know that it was working before and I'm just noticing the ~.

    Here is my .bashrc:

    ~/.bashrc: executed by bash(1) for non-login shells.
    # see /usr/share/doc/bash/examples/startup-files (in the package bash-doc)
    # for examples
    # If not running interactively, don't do anything
    [ -z "$PS1" ] && return
    # don't put duplicate lines in the history. See bash(1) for more options
    export HISTCONTROL=ignoredups
    # ... and ignore same sucessive entries.
    export HISTCONTROL=ignoreboth
    # check the window size after each command and, if necessary,
    # update the values of LINES and COLUMNS.
    shopt -s checkwinsize
    # make less more friendly for non-text input files, see lesspipe(1)
    [ -x /usr/bin/lesspipe ] && eval "$(lesspipe)"
    # set variable identifying the chroot you work in (used in the prompt below)
    if [ -z "$debian_chroot" ] && [ -r /etc/debian_chroot ]; then
        debian_chroot=$(cat /etc/debian_chroot)
    # set a fancy prompt (non-color, unless we know we "want" color)
    case "$TERM" in
        xterm-color) color_prompt=yes;;
    # uncomment for a colored prompt, if the terminal has the capability; turned
    # off by default to not distract the user: the focus in a terminal window
    # should be on the output of commands, not on the prompt
    if [ -n "$force_color_prompt" ]; then
        if [ -x /usr/bin/tput ] && tput setaf 1 >&/dev/null; then
            # We have color support; assume it's compliant with Ecma-48
            # (ISO/IEC-6429). (Lack of such support is extremely rare, and such
            # a case would tend to support setf rather than setaf.)
    if [ "$color_prompt" = yes ]; then
        PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;32m\]\[email protected]\h\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;34m\]\w\[\033[00m\]\$ '
        PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[email protected]\h:\w\$ '
    unset color_prompt force_color_prompt
    # If this is an xterm set the title to [email protected]:dir
    case "$TERM" in
        PROMPT_COMMAND='echo -ne "\033]0;${USER}@${HOSTNAME}: ${PWD/$HOME/~}\007"'
    # Alias definitions.
    # You may want to put all your additions into a separate file like
    # ~/.bash_aliases, instead of adding them here directly.
    # See /usr/share/doc/bash-doc/examples in the bash-doc package.
    #if [ -f ~/.bash_aliases ]; then
    #    . ~/.bash_aliases
    # enable color support of ls and also add handy aliases
    if [ "$TERM" != "dumb" ] && [ -x /usr/bin/dircolors ]; then
        eval "`dircolors -b`"
        alias ls='ls --color=auto'
        #alias dir='ls --color=auto --format=vertical'
        #alias vdir='ls --color=auto --format=long'
        #alias grep='grep --color=auto'
        #alias fgrep='fgrep --color=auto'
        #alias egrep='egrep --color=auto'
    # some more ls aliases
    #alias ll='ls -l'
    #alias la='ls -A'
    #alias l='ls -CF'
    # enable programmable completion features (you don't need to enable
    # this, if it's already enabled in /etc/bash.bashrc and /etc/profile
    # sources /etc/bash.bashrc).
    if [ -f /etc/bash_completion ]; then
        . /etc/bash_completion
  2. marpada

    marpada New Member

    Last edited: May 13, 2011
  3. bswinnerton

    bswinnerton New Member

    I gave that a try, but now it actually says $PWD where it should print the working directory.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2008

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