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

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Running gedit in background

So I've got this working in a 10.04 ubuntu OS in bash where I can run: $ gedit app/file.rb bash opens that file with gedit but it is tied up. How can I make my earlier command equivalent to $ ...
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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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.bashrc not responding

I'm having an odd problem with the .bashrc file. I've added the following line so git could show me the current branch on prompt (I saw this tip here) #Show branch in status line PS1='[\W$(__git_ps1 ...
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PATH variable resets with reboot

Just as the title indicates my PATH variable resets after every reboot. I read that I have to edit my bashrc file's PATH variable, but I don't have anything there that suggests anything related to the ...
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How to stop bash prompt colours from escaping

I'm trying to configure bash to display the current git branch, based off the example here, but I can't figure out how to get bash to stop escaping the colour strings. Everything I try results in the ...
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What do I do if I want to execute ls command everytime I do a cd to any directory?

Most of the time when I do a cd command I also do a ls to see what other files or folder are in that directory. So I want to execute ls everytime I change the directory. I know I can do cd foo ...
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.bashrc not executed when opening new terminal

The code in .bashrc does not execute when I open a new terminal window in Ubuntu 12.04. I noticed this when creating a .bash_aliases file. The aliases did not show up when I opened a new terminal. ...
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Gnome terminal is not running source .bashrc?

I have a clean installation of Ubuntu 12 and I installed bashmarks, a utility to have favorites folders on the terminal. One of the steps is to include source ~/.local/bin/bashmarks.sh at the end of ...
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~/.bashrc return can only 'return' from a function or sourced script

I am trying to setup a OpenStack box to have a look at OpenStack Object Storage (Swift). Looking through the web I found this link; http://swift.openstack.org/development_saio.html#loopback-section ...
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Specify JDK for tomcat7

I have installed tomcat7 (using apt-get install) and whenever I want to start tomcat7 it says : * no JDK found - please set JAVA_HOME I have set JAVA_HOME in my bash.bashrc and also in ~/.bashrc ...
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How to add an alias to a command in terminal?

By typing a manually specified command in terminal i want to do some. How could add an alias to a command? Can i do that with the help of the terminal or should i edit some kind of file?
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difference between bash.bashrc and /etc/environment file

Till data I was used to set my environment variables in the bash.bashrc file. Recently I told to use the /etc/environment file. Well, both work fine. So, what is the difference between them? I ...
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pactl module-loopback loaded every time computer is turned on

The pactl module module-loopback is loaded every time I turn on my computer. I'm not sure why, but I always have to use pactl unload-module 20 (for some reason the module is always id 20). Is there ...
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How can I shorten my command line (bash) prompt?

Currently it is: michael@Castle2012-Ubuntu-laptop01:~/Dropnot/webs/rails_v3/linker/spec/controllers$ Outside of renaming my machine and directory structure... How could I make it be something ...
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How can I uniqely record every new command I use, and possibly timestamp it?

I've been on Linux for more than 6 months now but never went too much into the CLI (command-line interface or terminal or shell) Now as I ask questions here, get answers, or help from other sites, I ...
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Synchronize profiles across servers (.vimrc and .bashrc)

I'm on a few different servers on any given day. I'm starting to really tweak two files in my bash profile: .vimrc and alias.sh. Would anyone have a recommended way to save and sync these two files. ...
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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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~/.bashrc changes have no effect?

I have been trying to set some custom colors on the user@hostname:~$ on the terminal. I edited both ~/.bashrc and /etc/bash.bashrc Where it said: debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot... I just changed ...
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what to do about .ssh-agent pop up at login screen? [closed]

I was setting up git with a ssh key passphrase on Ubuntu 12.04 via the terminal with the assistance of Help.GitHub: "You can run ssh-agent automatically when you open bash by adding the following to ...
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Where is .bashrc?

I feel stupid asking, but I can't seem to find the answer to this anywhere. I'm trying to follow these instructions to edit my bash prompt, but there is no .bashrc in either my user directory ...
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Changing colors for user, host, directory information in terminal command prompt

Is it possible to change the colors in the command prompt for the user@computer, as well as the the current directory and command parts of the prompt display? I've already seen something like this ...
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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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Change default binaries for texlive

Ubuntu ships with texlive 2009, which installs the tex binaries into /usr/bin/latex I've installed the current version of texlive with its installer, which installs its binaries into ...
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Is it possible to have .bashrc outside home directory?

I want to put a .bashrc file in a directory where my application is located, to set up path variables accordingly independent of the location of the directory at the moment. At the same time, I want ...
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Error message when open terminal

This appears when I open the terminal: bash: export: `=': not valid name bash: export: `/home/(my account ...
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Root's .bashrc not executing on sudo -i

On one of my Ubuntu 11.10 servers, when I use sudo -i to become the root user, root's .bashrc is not being executed. On all other servers, whose relevant configurations are identical as far as I know, ...
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Crontab file is garbled! HELP!

I accidentally deleted my .bashrc file in Ubuntu 11.10. I think I restored it but I have two major issues now: Everything that I type has a red squiggly line under it in this field and the ...
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Can I create a separate bash history file for each terminal profile?

I use a bash script to start gnome-terminal with multiple tabs, each tab using a different profile, working directory, and in some cases executing a command within the tab. In this situation, I'd ...
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How can I set HISTSIZE for all users?

How can I set HISTSIZE for all users on Ubuntu 10.04? I've tried adding the following lines to both /etc/profile and /etc/bash.bashrc. I'm not sure I understand the difference between the two files ...
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Line gets overwritten instead of continuing on same line

I have a problem with the bash prompt. When I type a command that exceeds the length of the width of the screen it continues on the same line and overwrites what I have written, and then continues on ...
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My terminal prompt PS1 mixed up

By the way I'm on a Mac OS X but I'm connected to an Ubuntu Server. Yesterday I installed a module for node.js(after a hour I deleted it) which asked me to add something to the .bashrc file and now ...
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How do I teach bash in Ubuntu some curse words?

When bash encounters an unknown command(word?) it does this : The program 'hello' can be found in the following packages: * hello * hello-debhelper Try: sudo apt-get install <selected ...
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How to modify “/etc/bash.bashrc”? It is read only?

Trying to modify /etc/bash.bashrc I get an error: $ echo "my edit" >> /etc/bash.bashrc bash: /etc/bash.bashrc: Permission denied ls -ll /etc/bash.bashrc shows: -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1975 ...
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Where to put custom .bashrc stuff, in .bash_local?

Just upgraded to 11.10, and prompted me to wondering where is now the preferred way to put customised .bashrc bits? I have some aliases, some env variables, and a python virtualenvwrapper script, for ...
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How (and where) can one change 'user@host $:' pattern in gnome-terminal?

When I start terminal in Ubuntu, I see: ilya@HOST:~$ I need to add a timestamp to this, something like: 2011-10-09T09:32:00 ilya@HOST:~$ How can I configure this?
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Can not successfully source .bashrc from a shell script

Normally we can source ~/.bashrc file using this command source ~/.bashrc but if I write this in a shell script and execute it, nothing happen. Why? Is there any way to do this? my shell code: ...
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Bash history search, partial + up-arrow

I have searched, but not found anything on this. I am looking for a functionality in bash, using a terminal. Way back when, I had a user on a debian system, and a friend set me up with a convenient ...
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Source/Dot operator error on login. Possibly caused by bad byobu uninstall

I am getting an error message every time I ssh into my box or run sudo -i. It looks like this for login: login as: person chands@ubuntu-server's password: -bash: .: filename argument required .: ...
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Store frequently used terminal commands in a file

Okay, so I want add a command to my Desktop (Or any convenient location), and whenever I run it I want it to clone the HTML5 boilerplate. $ git clone git://github.com/paulirish/html5-boilerplate.git ...
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I accidentally overwrite /etc/bash.bashrc file. Please give the default content

I accidentally overwrote the /etc/bash.bashrc file. Please give me the default content in that file to restore, or the file itself.
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I think I accidently deleted the PATH variable

Whatever I try to run, I get the error: The command could not be located because '/usr/bin' is not included in the PATH environment variable. I had some modification in my .bashrc file but then ...
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Screwed up my .bashrc file

I was trying to add the source command at the end so that I dont have to enter it in the command line each session, the addition I made was, in the end of the file, # Load Root Files source ...
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Setting gnome-terminal window size from within ~/.bashrc

It know that it is possible to pass the --geometry=WxH arguments when using launcher, but how to set this option with the ~/.bashrc file.
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How is ~/bin added to my path?

I have not added ~/bin to any of my .bash* files. However, $PATH does list that directory. The reason I am asking this in the Ubuntu specific StackExchange is because, well, I have exactly the same ...
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What could be a reason for `.bash_profile` and `.bashrc` not to execute the exports?

the CUDA installation tutorial tells me to add the following two lines to my .bash_profile. export PATH=/usr/local/cuda/bin:$PATH export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/cuda/lib64:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH But ...
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What if I don't have a bashrc?

Will I be able to login? What havoc will it cause, if any? How will it mess up m terminal? There are login and non-login terminals too. How will it affect those?
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Shell tweak to show current path in addition

I'm using ubuntu 10.10 and now I got in the shell something like that: machine1user@mylinux:~: how can i change it to machine1user@mylinux:/my/current/path :~: ?
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bash: [: too many arguments?

I'm trying to create a directory and cd into it: In ~/.bashrc: function abc() { appname=$1 appdir="$HOME/code/$appname" if [ mkdir $appdir -a cd $appdir ]; then echo Success else ...
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~ no longer takes me to my home directory

I'm a newcomer to Ubuntu (and linux in general) and since I have a machine spare, I have Ubuntu Server (terminal only) installed on one of my machines. I've recently started playing around with my ...
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Executing a Super-user command through .bashrc

Is it possible to execute a super-user command in .bashrc? And if so, how? It would save me having to execute "sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start" on each startup. I've considered using the LAMP stack from ...