Custom Webmaster Shell Environment

DreamHost Customized Bash Shell EnvironmentWebmasters often use SSH to remotely admin web sites and servers, learn how to make your shell colorful and powerful using my sample .bash_profile and you can be up and running in 30 seconds!

ScreenShot using the custom .bash_profile

Create the Custom Environment

All you have to do is create or edit your ~ root file .bash_profile to get the customization you want. The PS1 variable being exported below is the prompt. I included a few alias commands as well, which explains why the outputs from the 2 screen captures above are different for the ls command.


Simply copy and paste the below or you can download text file: Custom Pretty DreamHost .bash_profile.

# ~/.bash_profile: executed by bash(1) for login shells.

umask 002

export PS1="ne[1;37m[e[0;32mue[0;35m@e[0;32mhe[1;37m]e[1;37m[e[0;31mwe[1;37m]n$ "
export JAVA_HOME=/usr/local/dh/java

alias dsiz='du -sk * | sort -n --'
alias bash='clear;/bin/bash -l'
alias ls='ls -lahF --color=auto'

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