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

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.bashrc not working after restart

I can't figure out what's wrong with my PC! I'm quite new to Ubuntu. I need to add android tools to the PATH variable so I add the following lines to .bashrc file: PATH=${PATH}:/home/user/Program\ ...
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Virtualenv permission denied

After a lot of struggle with virtualenv/virtualenvwrapper I decided to remove all virtualenvs and re-install the packages. root> su myuser myuser> sudo pip install virtualenv myuser> sudo ...
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Problems with sudo inside shell script

I want to make a shell script to run VI with sudo if I try to edit a file that I don't have write permissions and for that I created an alias alias vi=my_script.sh #!/bin/bash file=$1 ...
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Login errors in .bashrc in 13.04

I just upgraded to 13.04, and suddenly I get xsession errors in my .bashrc on login. There is nothing wrong with the .bashrc file--I can source it from a terminal login, and after I get into the ...
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My terminal shows only a blank screen--How can it?

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10. in the process of editing bash.bashrc file something went wrong and all of a sudden all i'm getting when I open my terminal is a blank screen. No directory names or $...
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how to make ps1 display full path name

using ubuntu 12.04.3, i've modified my PS1 to [\u@\h ]\w$ which SHOULD display as follows: [user@host /home/user]$ but it doesn't it's still [user@host ~]$ this used to work. what changed?
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“Can't open” an /opt file

This is my first post. I wanted to ask for any idea so to solve my problem. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and my purpose is to use OpenFoam CFD software. I am trying to execute an script called Allrun ...
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How to absalutely fully change terminal prompt to color

its mind bogglingly supprising how hard it is to TOTALLY change terminal prompt graphic featurs.... Like PS1 Or in my case color features.... I have edited /etc/bash.bashrc and ~/.bashrc and /root/....
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Is there a secure way to pass authentication parameters for proxy to applications?

I am behind a proxy server and need to specify authentication parameters to access the internet. For this, I have exported my username, password, host and port_no in my /home/$USER/.bashrc file and in ...
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Merging Home Directories Breaks Readline/.bashrc

Over the last few days, I merged a home directory from a working install of 12.04 to an old home directory, I believe from an install of 10.04 (it was a bare driv) I got the new drive to load and ...
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What does “${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}” do in my terminal prompt?

In my terminal prompt definition in my .bashrc file, among other things, I have this snippet of code: ${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)} What does this do, and do I need it?
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Change a vps' welcome message

When I log into my sudo user on an Ubuntu vps, this message appears: There is a Quick installer available in /usr/sbin named quickinstaller.sh. It will give you the option of installing a LAMP ...
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Accidentally deleted .bashrc on USB stick Ubuntu 12.04

I have a 16GB flash drive I have setup to run Ubuntu 12.04 from. While using it, I accidentally deleted .bashrc, and rebooted the system not realizing the file was gone. Now Ubuntu just hangs on the ...
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How do I automatically change to a specific folder on login for an account with no home folder?

Typically I would create a user account and in the home folder, place the cd command in the ~/.bashrc file. For system users, however, with on home folders, the /etc/bash.bashrc file is used instead ...
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Changing shell colors: “dircolors -b command not found”

(Preface: I'm brand new to Linux.) Problem I'm trying to change to colors of the file system in the bash shell. I've altered my .bashrc file according to: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=...
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Why default .bashrc is set to return immediately if not running interactively?

In Ubuntu default .bashrc there's this: # If not running interactively, don't do anything [ -z "$PS1" ] && return Does anyone know why that is there? Is there something in the bashrc that ...
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How to install class bench using make all and bashrc [duplicate]

Class bench is program for Linux,Classbench duty is create packets and generate some rules which they call them filter set.In class bench there is three folder: trace_generator db_generator ...
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Synclient alias in .bashrc not responding

I created an alias to turn the mousepad off with synclient, but it does not respond as expected. After running the synclient touchpadoff=1 in the terminal however, the alias starts to work properly. ...
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emacs when run from the Applications menu (via. desktop setting) doesn't load environment variables

So when I invoke emacs from the terminal, all my environment variables are loaded correctly from .bashrc. However, when I load emacs from the Ubuntu Application menu (by invoking the /usr/share/...
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Bash aliases - how do I run a file in a different folder without losing my current location?

I have a nice little bash alias in my .bashrc folder that allows me to start Tomcat running without having to cd into the folder first, e.g. alias startTomcat="cd ~/apache-tomcat-7.0.34/bin/ &&...
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I have to reload bashrc each time

Despite the fact that I added some commands in .bashrc, I have to say "source ~/.bashrc" each time after rebooting. .bashrc PATH=$PATH:$HOME/.rvm/bin # Add RVM to PATH for scripting export PATH=/opt/...
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Ubuntu got no .bash_login, .bash_profile

I'm new to Ubuntu and currently on it for assignment I need to run source ~/.bashrc at the first start of Ubuntu to enably my alias at the starting of the program. I've checked that I need to ...
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Install Elixir to System

How can I install Elixir on Ubuntu 13.04 so that I can easily use it from the command line and update it easily by cloning git. I have installed Erlang 16 by getting package from here Erlang ...
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Creating new user, inconsistent bash prompt

I've created a new user profile with: useradd kitty passwd kitty mkdir kitty chmod 0700 kitty chown -R kitty:kitty adduser kitty sudo #when I did it I initially didn't ...
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why is source command not being run in .bashrc

I have a source command which i have to manually run every time I open a new terminal. source /opt/ros/groovy/setup.bash Thus I added the command into the .bashrc file. However the does not seem to ...
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How to have the console echo (confirm) some commands?

I have Ubuntu installed on several machines, and I'd like to replicate the behavior of the console I found on one of them in all my installs (they're all 12.04, 64 and 32 bits). I installed Ubuntu ...
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Display part of fortune in different color

I created a custom fortune file for my favourite tweets in the format tweet and then the @username in a new line. An Example is: "You've changed." "Yeah I know, I'm a Transformer." @...
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Commands not working after editing .bashrc file

I need to install a programming software called cuda for my academic purpose. Googling how to install it on my Ubuntu 10.04, I found these and I have done that. download the software cd ~/Downloads ...
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gnome-terminal does not allow changing the title

I've selected "Replace initial title" setting in gnome-terminal's preferences, but it just shows the default title "Terminal". After reading this answer, I added this to my .bashrc: PROMPT_COMMAND='...
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Why this .pam_environment setting prevents me from logging in? [duplicate]

I'm trying to move things from my .bashrc to .pam_enviroment because of this. I've put the following into my .pam_environment but this prevents me from logging in because there should be some mistake. ...
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Why Ubuntu doesn't load settings from my .bashrc/.profile for apps not started from bash? [duplicate]

At other and previous distros it was common for me to have the environment setup in .bashrc/.profile applied globally, whether I started applications from bash or not (IIRC). Now when I start ...
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Setting up rbenv properly

I have rvemv installed but every time I close terminal I'm required to execute exec $SHELL for it to reload rvemv otherwise I get an error that rbemv is not installed. How can I fix this so I don't ...
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Problem in .bashrc

I try to edit .bashrc to view the C-compilers that I installed before. But after opening the new terminal I am stuck with strange error. I am unable to ls the files/directories and nothing works. It ...
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How to reset .bashrc file which edited before to set PATH ANDROID sdk? [duplicate]

bash: export: `/home/entw/bin:/usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local /bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/bin': not a valid identifier bash: /home/entw/.bashrc: line 111: ...
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How to get shared bashed history among different tabs

I used the answer in http://unix.stackexchange.com/a/1292/41729 to enable real-time shared history among separate bash terminals. As explained in the answer above, this is achieved by adding: # avoid ...
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How do I show a message with username and date at login?

How to show the message "hello $username, today's date is $date" as soon as you login to Ubuntu.
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How to set default environment variables for other users?

I installed postgres under Lubuntu 13.04. When I try to run it: sudo -u postgres psql it gives me this error: psql: could not connect to server: No such file or directory Is the server running ...
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Help Understanding Line in .bashrc

I've tried looking everywhere to determine what this line does in my .bashrc. The reason I want to know is because now ~/.pam_environment is recommended. This is the line: [[ -s /home/$USER/.nvm/nvm....
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How to get original system command after overwriting it with a function?

I'm at a Hackathon right now so if someone would answer this soon, you'd be doing me a huge favor. I've written a function called ls() in my .bashrc that looks like this: ls() { if(some condition)...
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Changing behavior of bash prompt when functioning as root

Before you click away, this isn't the typical "how do I make my bash prompt have color" question. I've already customized my bash prompt to look like this: [user @ host]----[$(pwd)] $ where ...
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source .bashrc does nothing

after installing virtualenvwrapper I edited .bash_profile and added those lines (it was blank actually) export WORKON_HOME="$HOME/.virtualenvs" source /usr/local/bin/virtualenvwrapper.sh then I ...
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user recognizes command but root doesn't

I installed arm-linux-g++ and added its directory to PATH and it recognizes the command. But when I try it with sudo it says command not found. I even tried adding its directory to bashrc--root but ...
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Add a “named” path to .bashrc

I have an error of [error] Android SDK not found. You might need to set ANDROID_SDK_HOME or ANDROID_SDK_ROOT or ANDROID_HOME I have Android SDK installed and, obviously, I have to add a line in ....
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Bash alias not found stuck on my terminal

I was trying to make my Ubuntu connect to nexus tab and used the following command lines: echo "alias android-connect=\"mtpfs -o allow_other /media/GalaxyNexus\"" >> ~/.bashrc echo "alias ...
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Why is rc.local in /etc, should it be owned by root, and when is it run?

My understanding of rc.local, based on a quick Google search, is that I can put some bash in it which will be run at the beginning of [something] (what, user login, system start up?). The rc.local in ...
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Bash is printing (only) one of my aliases before every prompt

I think this is the relevant bit of my ~/.bashrc file: # enable color support of ls and also add handy aliases if [ -x /usr/bin/dircolors ]; then test -r ~/.dircolors && eval "$(dircolors ...
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How can I set a different .bashrc PS1 depending on the directory I'm in?

I have the git-prompt.sh script setup in my .bashrc file which gives me the useful git information in my prompt. This is great for small repos, but when I cd into a large repo, it can take a 30+ ...
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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 (excepted the last one) is replaced by its first ...