I'm using, at the terminal on my android device, an simple approach to show the path to my location (export PS1="(\w)$ "). However, the \w seems to not be working in emacs shell emulator running inside termux. That is not really a problem, because I know where I am any time I run shell inside emacs. Is there some way to change default bashrc running by emacs, or just set PS1 variable to be "$ " only for emacs?

  • Just as idea: Have you tried uppercase "W" (works for me)? – kai-dj Feb 12 '18 at 4:13
  • No, its still the same problem, I can see the string as I typed in to PS1 not it's execution. – siery Feb 12 '18 at 4:36
  • Oh, I missed the shell-part. "works for me" only in term (stupid me- sorry it's late here ^^) – kai-dj Feb 12 '18 at 4:47

You can use the INSIDE_EMACS environment variable. If you genuinely want to restrict it to M-x shell usage, then you might do something like:

    *comint*) PS1="$ ";;

I'd recommend figuring out which part of your system is responsible for it not working as expected, though.

Also: Your question was not quite a duplicate of Startup script for term-mode, but you should read that as well.


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