I have set in my ~/.emacs.d/init_bash.sh:

export PS1='\h:\w$ '

without it, my prompt is


but now it is

bash-3.2$ computername:~/path/to/directory$

How do I make it just be



1 Answer 1


You're simply seeing the initial prompt, followed by a new one after your script has run.

The new prompt should be all you see from that point.

Try pressing RET ?

  • Yep, you're right. Any idea how to get rid of it?
    – hatmatrix
    Jan 15, 2015 at 1:44
  • Nope. It doesn't seem like much of a problem, really?
    – phils
    Jan 15, 2015 at 1:49
  • I suppose not .
    – hatmatrix
    Jan 15, 2015 at 3:09

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