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Development Tools Console Foundations Environment and Redirection Environment Variables

Ram Iyer
Ram Iyer
9,116 Points

Cannot find PS1 in Ubuntu

I am currently using Ubuntu Linux 14.03 and I am running all of the commands in the Console course on my own computer. Everything was well until this particular command 'env'.

I am supposed to get a response with a row containing "PS1" that defines the format of the command line, however I am getting no such row.

Using ' env | grep "PS1" ' returns nothing. Could someone please explain why this is?

Thank You for showing interest.

Same thing for me. Anyone resolve this? I'm using bash on windows 10. I'm guessing this issue has to do with versions of bash or something. But I am pretty clueless about this stuff. If it is a version thing, Id like to know how to work around it.

2 Answers

Try typing out just 'env' and see if anything is output in the prompt. If it does give you output then env is working there just isn't any environment variables on your computer with "PS1" in it.

Ram Iyer
Ram Iyer
9,116 Points

Even when I type just 'env' I am not getting an output of PS1.

However when I type 'echo $PS1' I get '[\e]0;\u@\h: \w\a]${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\u@\h:\w\$'

Why does PS1 not show as an environment variable then?

221 Points

Having the same problem but in the treehouse console. Anybody know why?