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Help with a messed up /etc/profile file?

I altered my /etc/profile and now its showing off some errors whenever i startup my system saying that there's some end of file or something like that missing and the session wont be configured ...
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How do I source a shell script for Node Version Manager?

Hi and thanks for looking! I am new to Linux/Ubuntu, but I have set up an Ubuntu box on which to run Node.js. I have had moderate success, but now I need to be able to easily upgrade my version of ...
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How to add samtools in the PATH permanently [duplicate]

I installed samtools executables within my bin directory under home directory. Installation works perfectly well. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 version and it has .profile and .bashrc in my home directory ...
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Why ~/.bash_profile is not getting sourced when opening a terminal?

Problem I have an Ubuntu 11.04 Virtual Machine and I wanted to set up my Java development environment. I did as follows sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jdk Added the following entries to ...
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Add executable to Path

I know this question has been asked a hundred times but for some reason all the answers aren't working on my system. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 I'm trying to add the file activator to my PATH so that I ...
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bash: /home/rathin/.profile:: No such file or directory while trying to reload it via “source ~/.profile” after editing it through “vi ~/.profile”

After I edited my ~/.profile via vi command, couldn't get out of it successfully. So I closed the terminal and when I tried it again after reopening terminal, it showed duplicate file named ...
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Problem with adding path using zsh

I added a directory modifying ~/.profile and adding export PATH=$PATH:/home/...etc etc. But I realized that using zsh terminal I couldn't use the recently installed binary until I logged out from zsh. ...
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Why Thunderbird does not load profile?

I'm having a serious problem with Thunderbird. Recently I started the program, but it did not load my profile. He opened asking to configure the e-mail as if it were the first time I was using the ...
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Edubuntu Missing profile manager

After installing Edubuntu 14.04 I'm missing the application Edubuntu Profile manager. Now I can't set a speciefied menu to a user profile. Please help me. Regards, Dirk
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Configure gnome-terminal to start bash as a login shell, doesn't read .bashrc

I'm trying to integrate RVM with gnome-terminal. Per default, gnome-terminal does not start bash as a login shell. I enabled run command as a login shell as suggested in this answer about the same ...
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Is .profile read upon GUI login

In this question, it is mentioned that there is no standard behavior in terms of whether .profile is read or not when a user logs in from the GUI in today's Linux and Unix systems. So for Ubuntu, is ...
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Scripts in /etc/profile.d Being Ignored?

I'm new to Ubuntu. I'm running 13.10 Desktop. I wanted to set some system wide aliases and a custom prompt for bash. I found this article: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EnvironmentVariables ...
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~/.profile error upon Startup

I'm getting this message upon startup, just after I login as a user. I recently installed nodejs, realized I should have researched it more and installed it LOCALLY, and subsequently went through file ...
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What environment variable should I use to set a default web browser?

I'm trying to set my default web browser as google chromium inside of either my .bashrc or .profile. What Environment Variable do I need to set in order to achieve this? Edit: Here's some more ...
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User login failed after edit .profile

i edited my .profile-file to start a program after login. I missed to start it in the background (&). After the login the program (TOR) which is started by the .profile-file crashes and i am ...
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How do I get Ubuntu to use Anaconda's python instead of the standard /usr/lib/python…?

I installed Anaconda using instructions provided on the main website, which are similar to those that can be seen here: Installing Anaconda python on ubuntu However, I found that I had to manually ...
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Diffrence among environment/profile/bash files

I know the difference among ~/.bash, ~/.profile vs. /etc/profile. I know (please correct me if I am wrong) configuration in ~/.bash is applicable for a specific user and terminal only.Configuration in ...
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What is the best practice of customizing the Bash prompt (aka the PS1 environment variable)?

I am trying to add Git branch name to my Bash prompt by changing the PS1 variable like this: PS1=`echo "$PS1" | sed 's/\\\\\$ $/\$(__git_ps1)\\\\\$ /'` And if I understand correctly, it is not ...
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error when loading .profile

This is my bashrc # LD_LIBRARY_PATH OTCL_LIB=/home/shabeer/ns-allinone-2.35/otcl-1.14 NS2_LIB=/home/shabeer/ns-allinone-2.35/lib X11_LIB=/usr/X11R6/lib USR_LOCAL_LIB=/usr/local/lib export ...
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Equivalent of logname for profile

I'm getting an error when entering my session because I'm using logname in my .profile, and apparently Ubuntu doesn't like it. It says something along the lines of logname: login name not found I ...
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Export: command not found

I have just upgraded my ubuntu. After booting ubuntu 14.04 LTS I get this message: /etc/profile :line 33 Export command not found. This relates to the FORTRAN compiler. Can anyone help me? I attach ...
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Why I cant see password prompt when .profile executes?

I want to use keychain for SSH cron jobs. I've found this good answer. I've add command keychain --nogui id_rsa in .profile And when I reboot and login I have to enter password. But I don't see any ...
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What are login and non-login shells?

It is said that settings for non login shell to go into .bashrc file and login shell settings to go into .profile file. What is really meant by login and non-login shells? Please explain without ...
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Ubuntu / Bash recognising “export PATH=$PATH:~/…” but not “export PATH=$PATH:/home/…”

So I've been using ubuntu since 09.04 but have limited experience with sys admin. I now want to get into web development and as part of installing the Play Framework, I had to add the activator path ...
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Why isn't .profile sourced when opening a terminal?

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. According to .profile, # ~/.profile: executed by the command interpreter for login shells. # This file is not read by bash, if ~/.bash_profile or ~/.bash_login ...
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/etc/profile gets defaulted regularly

I need to add several scripts in /etc/profile for the server with ubuntu 12.04.5 server installed. However, it regularly gets defaulted (i.e., the new input gets wiped out). Is there anyway to find ...
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Can I log in without loading my .profile?

I recently inserted an error into my .profile file and now logging in just presents me back to the log in page, much like in this question. I've booted into recovery mode and recovered my encrypted ...
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User processes continue to run after logout

I have put the following code in my .profile ps cax | grep jackd > /dev/null if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then echo "Jack is aready running." fi if [ "$SESSION_TYPE" != "remote/ssh" ] && [ ...
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My desktop profile reset after modifying $PATH

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 with standard Unity desktop. I was trying to change env variables using /etc/profile (I realise this was a mistake now and should have used ~/.profile) I had problems with my ...
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Can't Set Environment Variables in ~/.profile

All, I need to set environment variables in my ~/.profile since I am running a program (QtCreator) that doesn't start a bash shell. I cannot for the life of me get it to work though. QtCreator will ...
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How to set environment without sourcing .bash_profile myself every time? [duplicate]

When I restart Ubuntu 14.04, environment variables are set back to default and I have to run source .bash_profile every time which is very annoying. I generally keep my environment vars in ...
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Sequence of scripts sourced upon login

I would like to concentrate all my login config in my ~/.bash_profile. There was a ~/.bashrc there by default but I replaced it with a ~/.bash_profile. However, when I log in, something before my ...
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In the process of installing Java and Hadoop, my user profile has disappeared?

So I added the following code to the bottom of profile after: sudo gedit etc/profile Code added to profile: JAVA_HOME=/usr/local/java/jdk1.8.0_20 PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin ...
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14.04 - Old Firefox Version won't install, can't use profile manager

I'm new to Ubuntu. (14.04) Firefox comes default as version 31.x, but I need to use 29.0.1. I've tried following multiple instructions, whereby copying an old firefox (old v29) to the usr/bin ...
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`TERM` environment variable not exported from `.profile`?

I have this in my .profile (I'm running Ubuntu 12.04): export TERM="xterm-256color" The variable seems not exported or be invariably later overwritten as TERM="xterm". A test with Gnome Terminal: ...
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I can not find .bash_profile in ubuntu

I can't find .bash_profile in Ubuntu 14.04 in my /home/user directory. I use ls -a command to see the .bash_profile, but there isn't such a file.
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How to skip StartUp and/or .profile on log-in?

Is there a login option to skip processing the .profile and Startup Applications? I basically have a script in there that's hanging the system upon log-in. The filesystem is encrypted and I don't have ...
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Permanent PATH variable

How will I make this /media/De Soft/mongodb/bin PATH variable permanent? Everyone is saying export PATH=$PATH:media/De\ Soft/mongodb/bin to your ~/.profile, or .bashrc, or .zshenv depending on your ...
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Change my keyboard layout for my profile only

We are using ubuntu-server 14.04 , I want to change the keboard layout to querty only for my login , i want the other users remain having azerty , I know that I have to put a command line in some ...
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Thunderbird on dual boot - profile inaccessible

I'm a first-time Ubuntu user - I've just put 13.10 on my XP system as a dual boot. I used Thunderbird portable on the XP machine (easy to recover every time you need a rebuild!), and I understand ...
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Why does Ubuntu's default ~/.profile source ~/.bashrc?

These are the contents of the stock ~/.profile that came with my 13.10 (commented lines removed): if [ -n "$BASH_VERSION" ]; then if [ -f "$HOME/.bashrc" ]; then . "$HOME/.bashrc" fi fi ...
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Can't login after adding script to /etc/profile.d

I have created a little script to add bookmarks in Nautilus to redirect users to network share. If I run the script manually, it works brillantly but as soon as I try to add it in /etc/profile.d, I ...
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Source .profile using bash?

I am unable to source my ~/.profile using a bash script. I tried: source ~/.profile By the way this is the script I am using #!/bin/bash echo Enter the shortcut, or alias, you want to use: read ...
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Unable to login after modifying .profile

I am a fairly new Ubuntu user. A few days ago I edited my ~/.profile and have spotted a syntax error in it. Now, when I try to log on, it sends me back to the 'greeting screen' after some errors. I do ...
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deleting a file from an user account when only the guest account is accessible

I was trying stuff and my cousin (owning applestuff) sent me a bash_profile file. I replaced it with my old profile file (the one you find in home, .profile) - I backed up the existing one as ...
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Trying to get /etc/profile working [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu on Linode VPS. I intstalled latest Golang as instructed on this page (http://golang.org/doc/install) - steps taken are wget http://go.googlecode.com/files/go1.2.linux-amd64.tar.gz tar ...
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Node.js NVM causes Xubuntu login loop with ~/.profile line

There are various posts on the Xubuntu login loop, but none of them address NVM (Node Version Manager). I have installed NodeJS via NVM on my Xubuntu VM and it works fine, however after rebooting, I ...
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how to reset ~/.profile to default

I have been playing around with the ~/.profile file trying to add something permanently to my $PATH variable and it seems i have done some damage. I can't log into ubuntu now. When I enter my ...
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Konsole does not execute .profile or .bash_profile [duplicate]

When I open Konsole the settings in .profile are not executed, and it means the ~/bin is not added to the PATH. Is there a way to get Konsole to do that? PS. Is there a way to tell whether Konsole ...
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How to run .profile from .bashrc file?

I have a file name .test with a echo statement. Now I want to run this file from .bashrc file. What I have done so far is: My .test file contains: echo "hello everyone" My .bashrc file contains: ...