$PATH, /bin and $PS1

$PATH, /bin and $PS1

In this talk, Kim demystifies the $PATH variable, which is often a part of installing new dev tools, she will describe how your computer stores executable files in your /bin directory, and the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard that governs the root directory, and she’ll show you how to customize your command line by altering the $PS1 variable.

This talk is for people who use a terminal to run commands and want to learn more about what’s going on and how to customize their command-line interface.

There is a companion blog post to this talk at https://kimschlesinger.com/2020/02/25/PATH-FHS-PS1/


Kim Schlesinger

February 25, 2020