Linked by Shane on Wed 24th Nov 2010 22:40 UTC
General Development "It is sometimes hard to form a mental model of a directory tree when working with the command line. GUI shells tend to provide more visual cues. So, like a lot of Bash users, I used to get around this by printing the current working directory in my shell prompt. However, things can get pretty cramped when dealing with deeply nested directories. A better solution is needed."
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by stestagg on Thu 25th Nov 2010 00:40 UTC
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The default prompt in fish only shows the first letter of each directory in your current path after a certain level.

This may sound weird, but it's usually enough to work out where you are without much effort, and prevents too much wrapping hell

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