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On a server when I login as root I see .bashrc (ubuntu 10.10).

On my Mac I have a .bash_profile, does ubuntu always have only a .bashrc file and not .bash_profile? (just confused so asking, I realize they are different o/s's but maybe there is a relationship somehow?)

On my server, I want to create an alias, should I put it in .bashrc?

What if I want this alias to be applied so all users can use it?

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possibly duplicate of: askubuntu.com/questions/1528/bashrc-or-bash-profile -- I'd recommend you to change your question to just ask where to put aliases globally. –  user2817 Apr 12 '12 at 17:09
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Here's some nice reading on it. ".bash_profile is executed for login shells, while .bashrc is executed for interactive non-login shells"

So for your alias, use .bash_profile

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