Questions about windows support
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Tue Feb 21 11:43:39 PST 2012
"Adam D. Ruppe" <destructionator at gmail.com> wrote in message
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> On Tuesday, 21 February 2012 at 03:53:20 UTC, H. S. Teoh wrote:
>> Heh, never seen that before. I usually just turn off all fancy settings
>> after installing a new system, and just stick with a bare-bones prompt.
> I like slackware's default of \u@\h:\w\$
> Simple, informative, reliable.
That's default on Debian and Ubuntu, too. And if you're root, the "$"
changes to "#" (I think that's pretty common though...?).
I used to find the "\u@\h" kinda pointless, especially the "@\h" part. But
now that I'm dealing more and more with multiple machines/VMs/users, ssh,
etc., I absolutely love it.
> But, one of the sysadmins I worked with fell in love with
> colors. I still have access to one of his systems, let
> me pull this up... this system is slow! come on...
> Here we go:
> # echo $PS1
> Two different colors forming the system's name! And no
> useful info. This isn't a prompt. It's a logo.
Hmm yea. I never could stand prompts that didn't at least include the
It's pretty though! Crap, now I want to color-code the user and host parts
of my prompts...Especially for root and live production servers, that could
be downright useful: Big bright right "This is ROOT!!!", or "This is LIVE
PRODUCTION SERVER!!!" staring you in the face.
>> Only seven years? ;-) I've been at it for several years longer.
> I'm relatively new but just as grizzled :-)
I started about 11 years ago, but only on an occasional basis (and there was
a big gap of a few years in the middle). It's been nowhere near permanent
day-to-day (though that's slowly changing). So I'm practically a newbie by
> Fond memories here of video mode 13h too. That was
> easy programming, and good speed too, even on those
> old computers.
God yes. 0xA0000 forever! :) And on a related note, long live Future Crew!
> When I finally switched to coding for these
> newfangled multitasking OSes, it took a long time
> to get used to not having my precious memory map.
I remember that playing high-end games in Windows (thanks to
GameSDK/DirectX) just felt very weird. Took some getting used too.
Actaully, even now I'm not a real huge fan of it. The multitasking can still
cause stutters and such that never occur when games are able to take over
99% of the system.
> With Linux users, there's always some list of third
> party stuff they need too. dmd, qt, whatever, but
> always something.
I had loads of fun with dependencies when I tried to compile Git from source
a few weeks ago. (Not as bad as pre-yum rpm's though.)
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