Is there a way I can hide the hostname on the terminal without updating the
/etc/hosts or related files.
Generally we see the server details on screen as below
So, I don’t want the hostname = ServernamE to be displayed on terminal. The reason for doing this is, I will be recording a web session. I know that I can morph the desired part but that is time consuming and depend on other softwares.
If you want a temporary solution(since you are talking about a screencast), you can set your
PS1 variable to change the prompt.
For example, if you want your prompt to be:
Then set your
PS1 variable as follows on the terminal:
export PS1='$ '
Likewise, you can have it to whatever you want the prompt to look like. If you want the path to be displayed, set it as:
export PS1='\w '
For a permanent solution, you can set this in your shell configuration script, which is your
~/.bashrc file in case you have bash as your shell.
Answered By – jobin