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I use cvlc, that is command-line version of VLC media player a lot.

It has default prompt of '>' sign.

I wonder if it is changeable, and if it is how can I reconfigure it ?

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I've finally found it myself through the set command in cvlc shell, it is set prompt <value>.

It also can be done via:

vlc -I cli --lua-config "cli={prompt='<value>'}"

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