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

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How to display random jokes from www.icndb.com in your terminal?

I already know that you can get some nice quotes/jokes using the fortune program. But I've found in this urwird script a new source of fun that I'd like to have when I open a new terminal. This time ...
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If you install anaconda, how can you inactivate the anaconda environment?

I'm currently using Anaconda to get access to a "standard" set of packages on nearly any platform. The issue is, on the linux side of the house, my current approach is to tell the installer to ...
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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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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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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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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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tlmgr man page not found

I have installed tlmgr and I've added to /etc/.bash.bashrc the following line: MANPATH=/usr/local/texlive/2014/texmf/doc/man:$MANPATH; export MANPATH Then I've done source /etc/bash.bashrc and man ...
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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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The program 'sed' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing [sed: not found]

I was trying to create my own program in the /usr/local/bin. During the process I messed something up and now anytime I press enter or type anything in the command line, I get this stupid ...
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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
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Python Pip Permissions

I deleted Python on 14.04, woops! It was 4am and I can't remember why I was doing this. So I re-installed it and all and it works, except for some of that good old virtualenvwrapper. I've searched ...
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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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who calls .bashrc [closed]

On linux mint mate, I have a .bashrc file in my home folder, but I didn't see any of: 1 ~/.bash_profile 2 ~/.bash_login 3 ~/.profile So who calls .bashrc when I open a new terminal window? And, if ...
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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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How to tell shell to re-read the ~/.bashrc? [duplicate]

How can I tell shell to re-read the ~/.bashrc without restarting the shell?
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.bashrc and fortune/cowsay

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 with XFCE (of course). I just added a line to ~/.bashrc: fortune | cowsay -f tux And everything is fine, when I open a terminal, cowsay runs with a fortune quote. Except one ...
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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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How to change my home directory?

I have a current /home/user/ directory for ~ but I want to change it to be at /user/home/ /user/home already exists. The option of using usermod is not going to work because I don't have access to ...
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Problem setting alias, ~/.bash_aliases file not found [duplicate]

I was trying to setup a permanent alias. but ~/.bash_aliases file not found on my system. I have checked the bashrc file and it shows bash_aliases are enabled. I tried creating a new file in the same ...
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$PATH not saved as I login again [duplicate]

When I make a change in my ~/.bash_profile file and I add such a variable as: export PATH="$PATH:$HOME/.composer/vendor/bin" And after save and close, I need to reflect these changes in my $PATH ...
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Shell gives no prompt if auto completion is enabled (blinking cursor instead)

I tryed to enable shell autocompletion uncommenting the following lines in my .bashrc: # enable programmable completion features (you don't need to enable # this, if it's already enabled in ...
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show limited git diff status in ls, only in git directories

This might be an odd problem, but I would like to override the behavior of ls when in a git directory. I want to extract some diff statistics from the last commit, and append it to the bottom of 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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Terminal error (some typo somewhere?) with .bashrc disables all aliases etc

I can't use any of my aliases or custom defined variables in bash. The error when I open the terminal is immediately: : command not found bash: /home/khaverim7/.bashrc: line 6: syntax error near ...
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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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What is the difference between pre- and post- pathing

I was trying to add some directory to my path today. So far I used to do it using export PATH=/home/username/.../.../bin, then a colleague suggested adding :$PATH in the end of the line. I read some ...
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Customising terminal environment

I want to customise the command prompt. I've added: PS1='\[\e[1;30m\][\[\e[1;34m\]\u@\h \[\e[0;36m\]\A\[\e[1;30m\]]\[\e[1;37m\]~\W\[\e[0;37m\] \$ \e[0;100m' to ~/.bashrc. It is all good except ...
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Bash Files - /etc/profile vs ~/.bash_profile file [duplicate]

Does anyone know what the difference between the /etc/profile and the ~/.bash_profile file is? Which one is executed first?
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.desktop file with .bashrc environment

I am using IntelliJ IDEA, and it uses some of the environment variables defined in the .bashrc script. If I run its shell script from the terminal everything works fine but if I create a .desktop ...
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What is a .bashrc file and what does it do?

I can't seem to find any clear information on what the .bashrc file is and what it does exactly. Thanks for all the help so far. It seems that this script does everything from coloring, ...
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How to make the terminal autocomplete based on previously entered commands? [duplicate]

It's normal when using terminals that pressing up and down cycles through previous commands entered chronologically. I learned from a site how to add to that behaviour by autocompleting what I'm ...
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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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Starting program via terminal and putting it immidiatly in the bg / bashrc

So i am trying to start a Programm by using the terminal but i also dont want it to be locked to the said terminal. i added an alias inside the bashrc for easy startup: alias tksuite='sudo sh ...
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Running Questasim in Ubuntu

I tried to install Questasim 10.2 in Ubuntu 14.4 32 bit.Everything was ok.But when I tried to run the Questasim it is showing an error bash: ./vsim: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error ...
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gibberish command not found on bash terminal startup

I have run across an issue that I just cannot seem to figure out. When I start my terminal in ubuntu (14.04) I get the message sdfsdfsdi: command not found As you can see it just looks like ...
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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 to easily make an alias command permanent? [duplicate]

I search everywhere and almost everyone was suggesting to open the ~/.bashrc or ~/.bash_aliases, then put the alias command there, I created a function name palias as permanent alias function and put ...
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What does the first '.' mean in '. ~/.bashrc'? [duplicate]

I saw a post about fix your alias in .bashrc. And he says after you put your alias in .bashrc , you need to use: . ~/.bashrc I do not quite understand what the first dot(' . ') does here. What's ...
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Problem in creating alias, get strange messages

[Reviewers: note that the question was completely rewritten after the close votes.] I recently found how I can define aliases for bash in the ~/.bashrc. But since I tried that, I see the followig ...
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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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What does ';;' mean?

What does the meaning of ;; in this code from ~/bashrc file? case $- in *i*) ;; *) return;; esac Can I use ;; in other ways? and where?
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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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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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write function in one line into ~/.bashrc

Why when I try to wite a function just in one line into .bashrc file, list(){ ls -a } I get error? bash: /home/kasiya/.bashrc: line num: syntax error: unexpected end of file but when I write it ...
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what is meant by bash: export: `/home/jntuacep/venky/ns-allinone-2.35/lib': not a valid identifier

my .bashrc file contains: # ~/.bashrc: executed by bash(1) for non-login shells. # see /usr/share/doc/bash/examples/startup-files (in the package bash-doc) # for examples # If not running ...
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Bash error on opening the terminal

Whenever I open terminal in Ubuntu I get the following bash and I don't know how to solve it. I need a solution as soon as possible: bash: ...
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Why isn't one 'bash' command working at startup

I am working on a VM with Lubuntu 14.04, I have created a script a.sh, #!bin/bash echo "aaaa" >> a.txt And my /etc/rc.local file is as follows: #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is ...
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Question about something appearing in my Terminal

After I moved from Windows to Ubuntu I liked to try out every new app I found so I decided to install Betty (a Siri like alternative for Ubuntu). I used the PPA given by Webupd8 site and the last ...
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Problem during the usage of up and down keys for checking up and down arrows

I am facing an issue during the usage of up and down on gnome-terminal. Lets say my previous commands are vi pos_of_rightmost_setbit.cpp gcc -o harsha pos_of_rightmost_setbit.cpp At this point ...