changing prompt for super user

Gregory Nowak gnowak1 at
Thu Dec 6 14:30:18 EST 2001

Take a look at the bash HOWTO, or man bash.

On Thu, Dec 06, 2001 at 01:44:22PM -0500, Dan Murphy wrote:
> Hi all.
> I was wondering if there is any way that I can set things up so I can
> change the appearance of the prompt when I switch to super user after
> logging in as a regular user?
> In other words, if I log in as mweeby and then use the su command to use
> root privileges, can I change the prompt so that as long as I am su it's
> different?
> If nothing else, could somebody indicate what man pages I should look at.
> Thanks.
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