Male Perfectionist seeks Perfect Prompt

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    Male Perfectionist seeks Perfect Prompt

    So I'm doing the interface for my server program, and being a perfectionist, it has already taken me longer than the server code itself (being a lazy butthead doesn't help either). I'm making two versions. An easy to use one with a Windows GUI, and a more "professional" one with more control that runs on a command prompt and is designed more for use with Mono, etc... on other systems. I'm wondering what would be best for use as the prompt for the command line. Since the name of the program is 'Zi', and > is the default prompt in DOS (which is what I'm most used to), I've been using "Z >", but I'd like to know from the Linux community if there is a sort of "standard" prompt. I know it's a dumb question, but I'm a dumb person, so let me know what you guys think.

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    As far as standards and Linux are concerned, there are none. The prompt usually depends on what shell you are using at the time and what you have the shell configured to output as your prompt.

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    make the prompt look C++ pointerish:

    Prompt->
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    I would tell you what to do, and believe me my idea is great....but I want 15% of all profits

    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

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    Most programs which have a CLI like what you're describing just use their program name followed by the '>' symbol, so that's what I'd reccomened you use.
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    Well since my program will be free, you're welcome to have 200% of the profits. So now you have to share your idea, axon.

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    in the vein of my bash shell on linux i suggest

    [ Zi ]$ type here!
    [ Zi ]$ wow!

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    [root@Zi pwd]$ whatever yadda yadda

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    have it customizable for the user to choose it i like choices
    Because I can't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StinkyRyan
    have it customizable for the user to choose it i like choices
    I'm with him, but default to something simple:

    [ Zi ] >

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    Customizable - I like that. Thanks guys!

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