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Customize the Windows Command Prompt (cmd.exe) #1

AnthonyMastrean opened this Issue Feb 28, 2014 · 2 comments


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AnthonyMastrean commented Feb 28, 2014

It doesn't run from a dotfile or profile script, but you can setup an AutoRun registry key. Probably want to test if the key/value exists first and create/append, if necessary.

Set-ItemProperty "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor" -name "AutoRun" -value "SET profile=$(Join-Path $ENV:USERPROFILE "profile.bat") & IF EXIST `"%profile%`" `"%profile%`""

And the prompt is controlled from a USER environment variable.

SET PROMPT=$_$E[0;32m%USERNAME%@%COMPUTERNAME%$E[m$S$E[0;33m$P$E[m$_cmd$G$S

AnthonyMastrean commented Feb 28, 2014

I had an ansicon pre-processor in both my HKCU and HKLU autorun key (I installed it manually and from Chocolatey.org).


AnthonyMastrean commented Jun 20, 2014

Too complicated, just run the given bat file once

> .cmdshell.bat
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