Linux Tutorial Series

Linux Tutorial Series – 93 – Customizing the prompt

Here is the video version, if you prefer it:

You can customize the prompt in your command line. The prompt is the thing that is displayed left of your cursor when you first start a Terminal. My prompt is mislav@mislavovo-racunalo:workingDirectory, but it could be something else.

I won’t go into details here, because I don’t care about fancy – I care about day-to-day Linux usage, and customizing the prompt doesn’t fit that topic. You can find more about it here: (“How To Customize Bash Prompt In Linux,” n.d.) and (Shotts, 2019)⁠.⁠

Thank you for reading!


How To Customize Bash Prompt In Linux. (n.d.). Retrieved February 9, 2020, from

Shotts, W. (2019). The Linux Command Line, Fifth Internet Edition. Retrieved from Pages 186-194