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In one of my previous sessions using terminal, I typed ^D by mistake.
And now every time I start the terminal, there's this:

^D: command not found

What should I do?

I have used the command clear several times, but every time I start the terminal, that line appears again.

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    Check your ~/.bashrc - it probably has the ^D. Delete it – waltinator Sep 4 '18 at 14:59
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Because of installing Cisco AnyConnect client, I had typed

$ cat >> ~/.bash_aliases
alias vpn='/opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin/vpn'
alias vpnui='/opt/cisco/anyconnect/bin/vpnui'
^D

So the non existing command ^D was written in my ~/.bash_aliases file which is run every time I open the terminal.

To solve the problem, type:

nano ~/.bash_aliases

and delete the command ^D

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    If you weren't aware, the ^D is caret notation for End Of Transmission (U+4), which indicates an end-of-file (EOF). – wjandrea Sep 4 '18 at 16:43
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    FYI, the author probably intended you to type CTRL+D rather than literal ^D – steeldriver Sep 4 '18 at 16:43

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