I somehow changed my prompt (PS1) from [mpatil@localhost ~]$ to bash-4.1$. I also have changed my user mpatil's home directory from /home/mpatil to /home/algo. Now some applications are not working correctly, and I get this error when opening some application:

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How can I change the prompt to what it was before, and how can I get the application to work again?

  • I meant we could continue the discussion here. Your command works now, because it doesn't output anything: touch is not supposed to print anything when it created the file succesfully. Does the program about which you have the screenshot on your question work now? – Risto Salminen Nov 21 '13 at 11:25
  • What does your prompt look now? – Risto Salminen Nov 21 '13 at 11:44
  • it looking [mpatil@localhost ~]$ – ram Nov 21 '13 at 11:48
  • Okay, so everything is now working. Good. – Risto Salminen Nov 21 '13 at 11:51
  • @Risto ya working – ram Nov 21 '13 at 11:51

Your problem is due to you renamed your user's (mpatil) home directory to /home/algo. That causes that some applications can't read their configurations, because you don't have the directory /home/mpatil anymore. The problem will be solved, when you rename the directory /home/algo to /home/mpatil. You can do that with the following command: mv /home/algo /home/mpatil.

  • What do you mean by "suggest me"? – Risto Salminen Nov 21 '13 at 11:53
  • sorry for that.i mean I have one doubt can you clarify that – ram Nov 21 '13 at 11:57
  • What should I clarify? – Risto Salminen Nov 21 '13 at 11:58
  • in download folder i have one file that is /home/mpatil/Desktop/Ram/downloads/yoono-desktop-1.8.43.tar.bz2.when i try to install this file am getting error,there is no such file or directory.But when i try to open this file,first folder name is "." then yoono-desktop is there.why like this? – ram Nov 21 '13 at 12:04
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    ok wait i'will post another question.i hope u will answer – ram Nov 21 '13 at 12:19

There are two problems here and I'm not sure they are linked together.

  1. You need to setup your bash prompt if you want it looked like this [mpatil@localhost ~]$. Here is a way to do this : How to setup custom bash prompt

  2. Does the file /home/mpatil/.sqldevelopper exist ? If so, what is written in it ?

  • /home/mpatil/.sqldevelopper ya exist – ram Nov 21 '13 at 9:13
  • how to change bash-4.1$ - [mpatil@localhost ~]$.? previously when i open terminal [mpatil@localhost ~]$ showing.now it showing bash-4.1$.now i cant open application . – ram Nov 21 '13 at 9:15
  • all applications are in /home/mpatil and now am in currently /home/algo. – ram Nov 21 '13 at 9:20
  • @Risto present aam in home/algo directory.how to go to /home/mpatil ? – ram Nov 21 '13 at 9:23
  • only mpatil.... – ram Nov 21 '13 at 9:24

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