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Anonymous
February 3, 2005 10:14:48 PM

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Under Windows XP, service pack 2, I want to change command promt.
to include computername and drive and path.

The key starts at
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session
Manager\Environment
Since I have no PROMPT, I right click on Environment, New key, type in
PROMPT, Go to the Right Pane, and add [%COMPTERNAME%]$S$T$P$G.

I reboot the name and nothing happens.

What is wrong?

thanks

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Anonymous
February 3, 2005 11:44:22 PM

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Later,

I change the right click on environment new key to right click on
environment and then String Value, Prompt etc and now all but
%computername% works.


On Thu, 03 Feb 2005 19:14:48 -0500, David Sherman
<dshermin@ameritech.net> wrote:

>Under Windows XP, service pack 2, I want to change command promt.
>to include computername and drive and path.
>
>The key starts at
>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session
>Manager\Environment
>Since I have no PROMPT, I right click on Environment, New key, type in
>PROMPT, Go to the Right Pane, and add [%COMPTERNAME%]$S$T$P$G.
>
>I reboot the name and nothing happens.
>
>What is wrong?
>
>thanks
Anonymous
February 4, 2005 3:03:27 AM

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"David Sherman" wrote in microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize:
>Under Windows XP, service pack 2, I want to change command promt.
>to include computername and drive and path.
>
>The key starts at
>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session
>Manager\Environment
>Since I have no PROMPT, I right click on Environment, New key, type in
>PROMPT, Go to the Right Pane, and add [%COMPTERNAME%]$S$T$P$G.

There's a U in "computername".

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Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
http://OakRoadSystems.com/
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Anonymous
February 4, 2005 10:39:22 AM

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Thanks for the correction.

Even when I add the U, it sttill doesn't work.


On Fri, 4 Feb 2005 00:03:27 -0500, Stan Brown
<the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote:

>"David Sherman" wrote in microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize:
>>Under Windows XP, service pack 2, I want to change command promt.
>>to include computername and drive and path.
>>
>>The key starts at
>>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session
>>Manager\Environment
>>Since I have no PROMPT, I right click on Environment, New key, type in
>>PROMPT, Go to the Right Pane, and add [%COMPTERNAME%]$S$T$P$G.
>
>There's a U in "computername".
>
>--
>
>Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
> http://OakRoadSystems.com/
Anonymous
February 4, 2005 2:54:09 PM

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"David Sherman" <dshermin@ameritech.net> wrote:
|
| >Under Windows XP, service pack 2, I want to change command promt.
| >to include computername and drive and path.
| >
| >The key starts at
| >HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session
| >Manager\Environment
| >Since I have no PROMPT, I right click on Environment, New key, type in
| >PROMPT, Go to the Right Pane, and add [%COMPTERNAME%]$S$T$P$G.
| >
| >I reboot the name and nothing happens.
| >
| >What is wrong?
| >
| >thanks
|
| I change the right click on environment new key to right click on
| environment and then String Value, Prompt etc and now all but
| %computername% works.


Start
Run
HH.exe "ntcmds.chm::/ntcmds.htm"
Enter
Prompt

.... does not mention %COMPTERNAME% as an option.
Anonymous
February 4, 2005 2:54:10 PM

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Thanks for the tip.

Under prompt - optional items included in [brackets] can be used.

So my job is determine of %computername% is an optional item.



On Fri, 4 Feb 2005 11:54:09 +1000, "a nonymous"
<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>
>"David Sherman" <dshermin@ameritech.net> wrote:
>|
>| >Under Windows XP, service pack 2, I want to change command promt.
>| >to include computername and drive and path.
>| >
>| >The key starts at
>| >HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session
>| >Manager\Environment
>| >Since I have no PROMPT, I right click on Environment, New key, type in
>| >PROMPT, Go to the Right Pane, and add [%COMPTERNAME%]$S$T$P$G.
>| >
>| >I reboot the name and nothing happens.
>| >
>| >What is wrong?
>| >
>| >thanks
>|
>| I change the right click on environment new key to right click on
>| environment and then String Value, Prompt etc and now all but
>| %computername% works.
>
>
>Start
> Run
>HH.exe "ntcmds.chm::/ntcmds.htm"
> Enter
> Prompt
>
>... does not mention %COMPTERNAME% as an option.
>
Anonymous
February 5, 2005 3:10:28 AM

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SERENITY C:\Documents and Settings\David Candy>set prompt=%computername% %prompt
%

as a startup bat.

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"David Sherman" <dshermin@ameritech.net> wrote in message news:63r601pojd5an07jo7qo5n8degdg7oeam9@4ax.com...
> Thanks for the tip.
>
> Under prompt - optional items included in [brackets] can be used.
>
> So my job is determine of %computername% is an optional item.
>
>
>
> On Fri, 4 Feb 2005 11:54:09 +1000, "a nonymous"
> <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>"David Sherman" <dshermin@ameritech.net> wrote:
>>|
>>| >Under Windows XP, service pack 2, I want to change command promt.
>>| >to include computername and drive and path.
>>| >
>>| >The key starts at
>>| >HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session
>>| >Manager\Environment
>>| >Since I have no PROMPT, I right click on Environment, New key, type in
>>| >PROMPT, Go to the Right Pane, and add [%COMPTERNAME%]$S$T$P$G.
>>| >
>>| >I reboot the name and nothing happens.
>>| >
>>| >What is wrong?
>>| >
>>| >thanks
>>|
>>| I change the right click on environment new key to right click on
>>| environment and then String Value, Prompt etc and now all but
>>| %computername% works.
>>
>>
>>Start
>> Run
>>HH.exe "ntcmds.chm::/ntcmds.htm"
>> Enter
>> Prompt
>>
>>... does not mention %COMPTERNAME% as an option.
>>
>
Anonymous
February 5, 2005 11:44:31 AM

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"David Sherman" <dshermin@ameritech.net> wrote:
| Thanks for the tip.
|
| Under prompt - optional items included in [brackets] can be used.
|
| So my job is determine of %computername% is an optional item.


No.

<quote>
Formatting legend
Format Meaning
Between brackets ([]) Optional items
</quote>

.... relates to ...

<quote>
Syntax
prompt [text]
</quote>

.... which means that any text after "prompt" is optional.

For example, both of the following commands are valid:

PROMPT
PROMPT [%computername%] $T $P$G


One way to set Environment Variables is:

Control Panel
System
Advanced
Environment Variables

"User variables for <-user->" -or- "System variables"
Variable Value
PROMPT [%computername%] $t $p$g


| >"David Sherman" <dshermin@ameritech.net> wrote:
| >| >Under Windows XP, service pack 2, I want to change command promt.
| >| >to include computername and drive and path.
| >| >The key starts at
| >| >HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session
| >| >Manager\Environment
| >| >Since I have no PROMPT, I right click on Environment, New key, type in
| >| >PROMPT, Go to the Right Pane, and add [%COMPTERNAME%]$S$T$P$G.
| >| >I reboot the name and nothing happens.
| >| >What is wrong?
| >| >thanks
| >|
| >| I change the right click on environment new key to right click on
| >| environment and then String Value, Prompt etc and now all but
| >| %computername% works.

"a nonymous" wrote:
| >Start
| > Run
| >HH.exe "ntcmds.chm::/ntcmds.htm"
| > Enter
| > Prompt
| >... does not mention %COMPTERNAME% as an option.
!