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The .bashrc file is a script that is executed whenever a new terminal session is started in interactive mode. This is what happens when you open a new terminal window by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T, or just open a new terminal tab. By contrast a terminal session in login mode will ask you for user name and password and execute the ~/.bash_profile script. This is ...


Question on superuser -What is the .bashrc file? by @pineapple and answered by @DigitalRoss Actually, it's bash specifically that reads .bashrc (and /etc/bash.bashrc). There are lots of different shells. The bash man page (by Brian Fox and Chet Ramey; also info page "Bash Startup Files") is the authoritative reference: When an ...

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