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PowerShell (Microsoft) FAQ

Customizing PowerShell

Shortening the PowerShell Prompt by markdmac
Posted: 17 Apr 15

Greetings PowerShell Enthusiasts!

I’m practically bouncing off the walls (I am so easily amused) over a new profile change I just made. I’ve added this to both my ISE and non ISE PowerShell profiles. What this will do is keep your display prompt at PS> and the top of the window will then show your current location. No longer do you need to suffer through a prompt that is ever growing in length as you change directories.

To access your profile easily to add this code at the end, simply open PowerShell or PowerShell_ISE and at the prompt type NotePad $Profile and press enter. Paste this code at the bottom of the profile page and save it.

CODE --> PowerShell

function prompt
  'PS> '
  $host.UI.RawUI.WindowTitle = Get-Location
Close and re-open PowerShell and do a happy dance when you see how your prompt now behaves.

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