Powershell: Customize the prompt


the default prompt of the powershell is “PS” and the current working directory:

PS D:\> 

This is set by the prompt function. With the Get-Command command let you can show the prompt functions script code:

PS D:\> Get-Command Prompt
PS D:\> (Get-Command Prompt).ScriptBlock
"PS $($executionContext.SessionState.Path.CurrentLocation)$('>' * ($nestedPromptLevel + 1)) ";

To customize the prompt simply define an own function prompt. For example add a newline before the “>”

function prompt()
    "PS $($executionContext.SessionState.Path.CurrentLocation)$("`r`n>" * ($nestedPromptLevel + 1)) ";


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