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

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Saw an interesting command but can't alias it

Saw an command from this post http://askubuntu.com/a/266839/75967 that I would like to alias find {,/usr}/{,s}bin -printf '%f\0' | xargs -0 whatis | sort | less I assume the less or the | is ...
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There was an error creating the child process for this terminal

I am using Ubuntu since the version 10.04 and found it more friendly as compared to Windows. Right now I am using ' Precise 12.04`. I have created many custom launchers for bash scripts, and never ...
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How can I shorten the bash prompt's current path to one letter per directory?

I can't remember where, but I've already seen the bash prompt's current path shortened in an interesting way: every directory contained in the path is replaced by its first letter only. For instance: ...
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How to save terminal history manually?

It's my understanding that the history file is updated when the terminal exits. But sometimes my computer crashes out, and the terminal doesn't exit cleanly, and then I lose those commands from my ...
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~/.bashrc not autosourced in 12.04 lts

As this post says, the ~/.bashrc is sourced automatically in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server, which I use. I don't know where he got this information from, but as it is not downvoted yet, I believe it is ...
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bash history not being preserved

this is a fresh install of ubuntu 12.10. i haven't even looked at the bashrc or profile files when i noticed that history would work fine for the current session. as soon as i closed the terminal, ...
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removing a defined variable from .bashrc

Previously I defined a variable in my .bashrc file. Now I comment it and source the file again. However the echo command still returns the previous value. 1) $ echo $DB_ROOT /home/mahmood/db-4.0 ...
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Why is /etc/profile not invoked for non-login shells?

Login and non-login shell defined as: su - $USER # will give you a login shell bash # will give you a non-login shell /etc/profile is not invoked for non-login shells, such as when you start ...
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What is the best way to add some configuration to bashrc?

I'm currently trying to configure a server using Precise Pangolin and Vagrant (a software allowing me to provision a number of software when booting my VM). My current question is a pure bash one. ...
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Ubuntu root .bashrc file

I was installing rvm and for some reasons i changed first line on root's .bashrc what was there? i inserter if [[ -n "$PS1" ]]; then and see that i'm root, can't undo... What string is first like ...
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PATH not working even after successfully modifying it

For some reason I am successful in adding new directories to my $PATH but when I run the commands in the terminal the $PATH doesn't summon them. I modified the $PATH in the ~/.bashrc file, and added ...
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how to reverse the lower case characters in word using only sed

Reverse every word of a line using sed Description ----------- The job to do is reversing every word of a line. that a word is a sequence of lowercase alphabets Raw Input ...
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.bashrc not run when SSH-ing in as a user who has home dir encryption [duplicate]

If I SSH into an Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS server as a user with home dir encryption, I get a really plain shell (no default .bashrc run). If I log in via console (of course causing the home directory to be ...
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Terminal auto-closes with “command not found” error

I followed this guide in omg ubuntu. I've just replaced the "GalaxyNexus" with "AsusInfinity". Now terminal won't open printing this: And closing after that... What did the last 3 commands do ...
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Run command in new gnome-terminal and .bashrc

I'm trying to launch one command in a new gnome-terminal window from a shell script, and it seems that my .bashrc file doesn't get sourced when calling gnome-terminal and executing a command: ...
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Aliases - able to pass arguments?

I want to make an alias in my .bashrc or .bashrc_aliases file (probably the latter). Specifically, I want to call the clang command for my *.c file I'm writing. What I'm looking for is best summed up ...
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Want to execute sudo command on shell startup

I've put a command sudo do something in my ~/.bashrc, this works but everytime I open the terminal I have to type in my password. How do I make it so there is no password-typing?
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/etc/bash.bashrc executed but not ~/.bashrc [duplicate]

The bash man page says: "When an interactive shell that is not a login shell is started, bash reads and executes commands from /etc/bash.bashrc and ~/.bashrc, " I can see that bash.bashrc is executed ...
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Add environment variable to .bashrc through script

I need to add the following lines to the end of .bashrc file in Ubuntu. How can I add these lines automatically using a script. If I run the script, then it automatically inserts the lines at the end ...
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gsutil bashrc file path setting

Actually I have just installed gsutil by following the instructions here. But now when I am typing gsutil at command prompt I am getting following: No command was given. Choose one of -b, -d, -e, or ...
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How to check which terminal emulator is being currently used?

I have gnome-terminal and Guake installed. I want to give different startup messages to be displayed on these terminal emulators as they start. What code should I write in .bashrc so that this is ...
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What can cause my .profile file to not be loaded when a new terminal shell is initialized?

There are no errors in xsession and I don't have a .bash_login or .bash_profile file, so I'm 100% certain neither of those is loaded and thus cancels .profile loading. When I rename the .profile to ...
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dircolors/ls not being displayed correctly under NTFS drive

I've been messing around with the colours of the files under the .dircolor file, and it worked perfectly under the Linux folders. But whenever I try to ls to a NTFS folder all files are displayed ...
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why aren't my bash aliases applied when logging in to server

When I log in to my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server my bash aliases aren't applied, but if I execute bash from the command line they are. ~/.profile executes ~/.bashrc: if [ "$BASH" ]; then if [ -f ...
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I can't run any command in Terminal

I tried to enter the command nano ~/.bashrc in order to include some path into the .bashrc file in home directory but I'm not able to run any command and I get always the following error: ...
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How to restore .bashrc file?

The terminal shows this when it opens: bash: /home/atlas/.bashrc: line 73: syntax error near unexpected token `[' bash: /home/atlas/.bashrc: line 73: `if [ -x /usr/bin/dircolors ] ; then ' I've ...
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changes to /etc/bash.bashrc not permanent

After a recent upgrade to 12.04, auto tab completion was disable in /etc/bash.bashrc. I uncommented the following lines: if [ -f /etc/bash_completion ] && ! shopt -oq posix; then . ...
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Screwed up terminal after modifying bashrc

I ended up screwing up my terminal, while setting up Sbt for the Coursera Scala course. I can't summon gedit (or anything else) anymore. I got the following error: Command 'gedit' is available in ...
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adding executable file to path and launching from terminal directly

i just downloaded sublime text for my ubuntu, and its working fine. i have the executable file in my ~/sublime folder. now i would like to invoke this app from the terminal by just typing ...
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My bash function runs only once per terminal opened

When I try to run my bash function, defined in .bashrc, for a second time in the same terminal, it doesn't work. The code is the following: function nos (){ local option while getopts cs ...
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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 ...