.bashrc is the Bash shell configuration file for a user's terminal login session.

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Changing the value of $HOME in .bashrc

First of all a bit of background. I apologise in advance for the misuse of terminology. Please correct me where necessary. For my work I am going to be running simulations remotely via ssh on several ...
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Using a Fork Bomb to prevent interactive shell on root

This question makes two assumptions: My root user's interactive shell runs bash .bashrc is only called on interactive shells If I append the generally known fork bomb (:(){ :|: & };: - do not ...
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as per u r suggestion i wrote ~/.bashrc ~/.profile result came like below typed but i could not loging to my accout help me

Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS komitla-lakdikapool tty1 komitla-lakdikapool login:komitla Password: Last login: Sep 26 08.48.46 IST 2015 on tty1 Welcome to Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-09-generic-pac i686) ...
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How to change colours in bash prompt

I have followed the instructions here and in the howto link that is provided there. However nowhere does it appear to say how I can change the colours of the different parts, because currently I set ...
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After editing root .bashrc Unable to login even with tty1-6 and drop to prompt command from recovery mod

I have had the worse two weeks started with Ubuntu 12.04 , and updating to 14.04 had problem , just after a good luck of successfully installing brand new ubuntu 14.04 I now got the nightmare again ...
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when i open terminal is a blank screen. No directory names or $. So I can't execute any commands

installed Ubuntu 14.4.0 ll of a sudden all i'm getting when I open my terminal is a blank screen. No directory names or $. So I can't execute any commands to update, install, fix or anything. All the ...
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Terminal closes after commands?

So I'm dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 10. Yesterday I restarted to boot into my Windows 10 partition. After I finished using Visual Studio, I rebooted back into Ubuntu. Now, for some ...
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making bash prompt Bold

The $PS variable [ashesh@MISTRI ~] $ echo $PS1 \[\033[36m\][\[\033[m\]\[\033[34m\]\u@\h\[\033[m\] \[\033[32m\]\W\[\033[m\]\[\033[36m\]]\[\033[m\] $ I wish to maintain the same colors and text but ...
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bash alias with parameters [duplicate]

I would like to swap from csh to bash, then I have to set the .bashrc with the commands I use. Translating alias with parameters seems to be not easier as I believed. csh: alias gr 'xmgrace -legend ...
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how to configure terminal in a text boot?

I use tmux in xterm and gnome-terminal.Configuring gnome-terminal's background and foreground is not an issue as it can be easily done through gui itself.Few things to mention: I can configure ...
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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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bash: ${debian_chroot!-}: bad substitution

So I'm learning how to shell script and i got this error. Every thing I've read on the other posts makes it seem like a directory file path like most terminal commands have stashed away. My version of ...
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bash is looking for a missing ' " ' , unexpected EOF

I have problem with bash which is looking for a missing character but I cannot find it. Maybe there is something else wrong? Every time I open the terminal I get this error: bash: ...
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ROS installation:Environment setup:No such a file or directory

according to wiki tutorial of ROS installation. All of the previous steps are ok for me, but when I try to do the part of environment setup. When I type: echo "source /opt/ros/jade/setup.bash" ...
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Why is my function not re-evaluated in PS1?

I'm trying to have a part of my prompt set dynamically by a function, so in my .bashrc I have: asdf () { echo -n $(pwd) } PS1="\u@\h:\w $(asdf)\$ " Opening a shell gives me what I expect at ...
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Customize ISO - SQFS — Add Custom BashRC - Alias to Ubuntu Live DVD iso [closed]

I would like to customize my Ubuntu Live iso and add an command alias that I use each time I load disk. This way I don't have to open my logs for the command(s) I use each time, mainly to start a vnc ...
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cd: “No such file or directory” after setting a variable

$ export AMBERHOME=$AMBERHOME/home/rcibsd/amber14 $ cd $AMBERHOME bash: cd: ...
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how to add opened filename to the title bar of a terminal?

I have tried hard googling changing the default display of the title bar of the Terminal by adding the following into my .bashrc file PROMPT_COMMAND='printf "\033]0;%s@%s:%s\007" "${USER}" ...
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How to stop command number incrementation on duplicate command?

Problem Thanks to this question, I succeed to forbid my bash to stock the same command more than one time if I write many times the same command. However, there is still a detail that I cannot ...
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Environment Variable seems to be set yet not working

I use Ubuntu 14.10 with bash shell. I downloaded a gradle distribution and moved it to a new directory. I want to permanently set a environment variable to point to the bin sub-directory of the ...
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Why I can't edit .bashrc file in Ubuntu?

When I do vim .bashrc and try to edit the file it gives following error. Can't open linked file for editing When I do ls -la it shows .bashrc -> ...
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How to backup and reinsert .bashrc-like files with post-install script?

I have my proudly written .bashrc and .bash-aliases files. Sometimes, I edit them. More often, I reinstall the whole system. What is the best and simplest way to preserve content of files (for ...
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Maintaining server-wide dot files in bash

Let's say I'm administering an Ubuntu setup with multiple users for my organization. We have a standard .bash_profile and .bashrc with aliases, prompt settings, PATH declarations, etc... that we want ...
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Where is bash's “shopt extglob” turned on for my interactive shell?

I see that extglob is on but I'd like to know where this is set. $ shopt extglob extglob on $ Didn't find it in these files. ~/.bashrc ~/.bash_profile ~/.profile /etc/bashrc (no such ...
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Can someone give me content of a fresh bash_profile text? [duplicate]

Could someone give me the content of a fresh .bashrc ? I did not find it with Google. Why ? Because I unfortunately ecrased it.
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Use the bang-commands (e.g. '!!') of bash in scripts and aliases?

Is it possible to use the so-called bang-commands (! + command/symbol, like e.g. !! or !$:p) in bash scripts and in bash aliases? I wanted to add the line alias getit='sudo apt-get install !!' to ...
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strange code appears in terminal

So I was trying to install openfoam on ubuntu 14.04 and there are two problems I need your help with. One, a strange code appears everytime I run the terminal(I've attached a picture of it). Two, I ...
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Maven 2 mysteriously showing up in $PATH

I'm upgrading to maven 3 but have hit a small snag in that maven 2 is mysteriously showing up in my PATH variable. I've checked ~/.bashrc, ~/.profile, /etc/bash.bashrc, /etc/environment, /etc/profile ...
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Secure Shell isn't propery loading .bashrc

I've got a seemingly simple issue - I have a 15.04 server that I connect to via ssh. Currently, I have a couple of folders added to my PATH environment variable in my .bashrc file: #... (rest of ...
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TypeError: 'NoneType' object is not iterable

I am trying to install a toolbox for analyzing spinal cord MRI images. install dependencies are: python 2.7, FSL and git. I have installed them. I launch the installer: ./installer.py but errors ...
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bash: script/bash_completion_dog: No such file or directory

When I open my terminal, I get this message. I tried to correct my .bashrc file but could not find anything related to this error message. How do I resolve this? As suggested by terdon, I tried the ...
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arm linux gcc compiling.. exported path in .bashrc doesn't work with sudo but it works with su

I'm a 1 week long linux user. I've added export PATH=$PATH:/opt/FriendlyARM/toolschain/4.5.1/bin to .bashrc for friendlyarm project and it works nice. The arm-linux-gcc -v command shows me ...
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.bashrc edit messes up terminal command arrow-up history print

I wanted to give my terminal prompt in Ubuntu a more personal look, and wanted to change the text prior to the '$' when writing a command. From what I've found this is done by editing the .bashrc ...
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How can I preset aliases for all users?

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2. I want to make it so all users automatically have a specific set of aliases. I have my aliases set in my personal .bashrc, but I don't want to have to manually copy them into ...
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Customize Colors for Bash Terminal

I found this nice color library called Solarize which promises to liven up my hacking experience with a color terminal. I am not where to add the Solarize files to change. I found some ...
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What is meant by “put the file in your path” [duplicate]

I am little confused about an instruction I came across. It stated "put the file in your path". I interpreted that as to add PATH=$PATH:'~/.conkystart' to my ~/.bashrc. The file is ~/.conkystart ...
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Can't access hidden bashrc file

I enter the command '~/.bashrc' and get the message 'Permission denied.' I login into sudo, try it again, and get the same message. What can I do to gain access to this file and edit it?
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What does “.bashrc or prepend the Anaconda install location” mean?

I installed Anaconda from root, after completion of installation this message was displayed on terminal screen: Python 2.7.8 :: Continuum Analytics, Inc. creating default environment... installation ...
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Shouldnt .bashrc run every time I log in?

Newish to Ubuntu so forgive if I word things oddly... All I really want to do is have my ls command changed to ls --color=always -ragX Got that solved... Alias will do nicely. Now, to have that run ...
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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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Changing Background Image in Multiple Terminals

I was wondering if anyone would know how to change the background image in the terminal in a unique way. I know how to change it so that every instance of the terminal has the same background, but I ...
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why is “export PATH” displayed in terminal as a title?

I have a long time using Ubuntu, probably 3 or 4 years, I've never had the need to "export a path". Now, I was installing Xilinx ISE 14.7 in Kubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS following a tutorial, at ...
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Pipe file to gnome-open command

For example I want to open a specific book from Books directory. To find it I do ls | grep -i 'book_i_want' Ideally I would like to add next pipe with command, like this: ls | grep -i 'some_book' | ...
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Alias for gnome-open to open different files

I want to make alias for gnome-open so I be able to open files with command opn somefile.doc How can I pass filename with this alias?
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How to find a place where a constant is defined in Bash

I need to find at least a file where $JAVA_HOME is defined (exported). Is there any smart way to do that besides text search in files?
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Altering command to start application by mouse click - how to

I have Google Earth installed on my Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) and, in order to display clamped polygons on it, I have to start it with the command LIBGL_ALWAYS_SOFTWARE=1 googleearth. I would ...
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Change bash title to show truncated pwd [duplicate]

I use tilda as my terminal on Ubunut 14.10. The trouble I have is that I want to have the tab bar, since the titles in it are actually useful for navigation, but having username@computer:~/some/folder ...
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Location of “~/.bash_aliases”

I want to make permanent aliases in Terminal, and I have read this answer on how to do it: http://askubuntu.com/a/5278/364819 But I have got a small problem, I have found the code: if [ -f ...
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Alternative way to run a sudo command on startup

I am trying to write a script for my Ubuntu system to hibernate, whenever the amount of battery left is (say) 5%. This script will run on startup. I can get the battery left using upower -d |grep ...
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Help me remove this Bash error

The bash error below keeps popping up each time I open a new terminal, why is that? How do I fix the bash error below? bash: /home/yonas/.rvm/scripts/rvm: No such file or directory