[TUHS] TECO was: Re: basic tools / Universal Unix

Andy Kosela akosela at andykosela.com
Fri Nov 17 08:58:59 AEST 2017

On Thursday, November 16, 2017, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:

> On Thu, 16 Nov 2017, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> Speaking of which, am I the only one annoyed by Penguin/OS' silly coloured
>> "ls" output?  I can never remember how to turn off that frippery, as the
>> contrast is particularly hard on my eyes; the minimalist "F" flag works
>> just fine.
> Thanks, all; I'll just knock up a simple script that blows away the entire
> environment and unaliases everything in sight.  I'll probably call it
> "orca" because I have a warped sense of humour...
> Unix taught me to be minimalist; you had to be when writing a bootstrap to
> fit into 512 bytes...
If you happen to be on Red Hat derived Linux, the easiest way to turn off
all this crap is to rename /etc/profile to something like /etc/profile.dist
and then populate your own startup scripts.

For a minimalist prompt I just use:

  export PS1='\h \$ '

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