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Bash Love

:: bash, osl, work, rice

At the OSL our workstations are shared and named after colors. emerald.workstation.osuosl.bak is where I usually sit in the NOC (Figure 1). I use tmux (Figure *) to multiplex so I can connect to my session from anywhere, but when splitting the terminal to get a side by side, very often the prompt can get obscenely long (Figure 2). This calls for shortening the bash prompt in order to maximize utility of $COLUMNS.