bash prompt

my current simple prompt was

PPWD=”pwd | awk ‘{print \”…\” substr(\$0,length()-25,26)}'”
PS1=”::[\033[01;34m]\$($PPWD)[\033[00m]\$ ”
in .bashrc

but I found another more complicated 😉 one here which gives nicer results (do not cut a directory name in the middle
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Color_Bash_Prompt

##################################################
# Fancy PWD display function
##################################################
# The home directory (HOME) is replaced with a ~
# The last pwdmaxlen characters of the PWD are displayed
# Leading partial directory names are striped off
# /home/me/stuff -> ~/stuff if USER=me
# /usr/share/big_dir_name -> ../share/big_dir_name if pwdmaxlen=20
##################################################
bash_prompt_command() {
# How many characters of the $PWD should be kept
local pwdmaxlen=32
# Indicate that there has been dir truncation
local trunc_symbol="..."
local dir=${PWD##*/}
pwdmaxlen=$(( ( pwdmaxlen < ${#dir} ) ? ${#dir} : pwdmaxlen ))
NEW_PWD=${PWD/#$HOME/\~}
local pwdoffset=$(( ${#NEW_PWD} - pwdmaxlen ))
if [ ${pwdoffset} -gt "0" ]
then
NEW_PWD=${NEW_PWD:$pwdoffset:$pwdmaxlen}
NEW_PWD=${trunc_symbol}/${NEW_PWD#*/}
fi
}
bash_prompt() {
case $TERM in
xterm*|rxvt*)
local TITLEBAR='\[\033]0;\u:${NEW_PWD}\007\]'
;;
*)
local TITLEBAR=""
;;
esac
local NONE="\[\033[0m\]" # unsets color to term's fg color

# regular colors
local K=”\[\033[0;30m\]” # black
local R=”\[\033[0;31m\]” # red
local G=”\[\033[0;32m\]” # green
local Y=”\[\033[0;33m\]” # yellow
local B=”\[\033[0;34m\]” # blue
local M=”\[\033[0;35m\]” # magenta
local C=”\[\033[0;36m\]” # cyan
local W=”\[\033[0;37m\]” # white

# emphasized (bolded) colors
local EMK=”\[\033[1;30m\]”
local EMR=”\[\033[1;31m\]”
local EMG=”\[\033[1;32m\]”
local EMY=”\[\033[1;33m\]”
local EMB=”\[\033[1;34m\]”
local EMM=”\[\033[1;35m\]”
local EMC=”\[\033[1;36m\]”
local EMW=”\[\033[1;37m\]”

# background colors
local BGK=”\[\033[40m\]”
local BGR=”\[\033[41m\]”
local BGG=”\[\033[42m\]”
local BGY=”\[\033[43m\]”
local BGB=”\[\033[44m\]”
local BGM=”\[\033[45m\]”
local BGC=”\[\033[46m\]”
local BGW=”\[\033[47m\]”

local UC=$W # user’s color
[ $UID -eq “0” ] && UC=$R # root’s color

PS1=”$TITLEBAR${EMY}::${EMB}\${NEW_PWD}${EMY}]${UC}\\$ ${NONE}”
# without colors: PS1=”[\u@\h \${NEW_PWD}]\\$ ”
# extra backslash in front of \$ to make bash colorize the prompt
}

PROMPT_COMMAND=bash_prompt_command
bash_prompt
unset bash_prompt