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My .cshrc file contains the following:

set prompt = "%{\033[0;32m%}%S%B\! <%~> :%b%s %{\033[0m%}"

Each time I cd out of my home directory, the prompt formatting resets to display:

33 /~/newdirectory/ : 

What am I doing wrong?

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    Are the precmd and/or postcmd special aliases set? Is there an alias with the name cd? – manatwork Mar 21 '13 at 10:09
  • Thanks. That feedback worked. I searched my .aliasrc file and found an alias for cd that sets to a new prompt. – adiles Mar 21 '13 at 18:12
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@manatwork's suggestion to check any aliases was correct. I found an alias for cd in one of my .aliasrc files. For anyone who encounters this problem try grepping your home directory for:

egrep "alias cd" *

find . -maxdepth 1 -type f | xargs grep 'alias *cd'

If you find an alias cd followed by a set prompt =, that's the culprit.

  • doing which cd also gives the same.. infact it's more accurate. – JigarGandhi Dec 12 '14 at 8:47

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