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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

VMware ESXi 4.1: Change Bash Prompt To Display Hostname

To change the bash prompt of an ESXi host to display the hostname

SSH to the host
change directory to /etc
vi profile and append the following two lines:

HOSTNAME=`hostname`

export PS1="`grep ${HOSTNAME} /etc/hosts | awk '{print $2}' |cut -d. -f1`> "

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