Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 53284
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2009/8/18-9/1 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:53284 Activity:nil
8/18    Is it possible to truncate your path name in your prompt in tcsh?
        Tsch veterans REPRESENT!  I know this is how to do it in bash:
        # truncate path: returns $1 truncated to $2 chars, prefixed with ...
        truncate_path () {
                if [ -z "$1" -o -z "$2" ]
                then
                        echo Usage: truncate_path path length
                        return 1
                fi
                if [ ${#1} -le $2 ]
                then
                        echo $1
                else
                        local offset=$(( ${#1} - $2 + 3 ))
                        echo "...${1:$offset:$2}"
                fi
        }
        But I'd rather use tcsh on my freebsd machine.  Go Bill Joy and BEARS!!
        \_ %c2
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