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How can I customize the command prompt when your effective gid does not match your uid?

We frequently sg to switch to a "shared" effective group. I want a visible reminder that we are not using our default group. Was thinking of having the bash prompt change color or display the ...
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Terminal only shows $?

I recently set up a new user using "adduser username" on my server and noticed that when I login I get: $ Also, with my new user there is no folder highlighting, or tab completion. However when I ...
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Show command prompt on reboot

In one of my linux machines, when i give reboot command at the shell command prompt then press enter, i get another command prompt and then the system reboots. $reboot $ But in one of my office ...
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Weird symbols always appearing in command line (putty / zsh)

I've had this problem for a while and I hope it's a pretty easy fix: In various places, I'll see weird symbols appearing in the command line. Such as 'รข'. It seems like it's replacing some other ...