[GLLUG] bash madness
Fri, 19 Jul 2002 16:28:05 -0400
try 'echo $SHELL'
make sure you are actually using bash
Brian Hoort extolled:
> Well, it's still not working. There was no .profile in my $HOME. (I found
> this unusual, is this normal for Debian?) So I created one as both:
> "$HOME/.bashrc", and when that didn't work I tried ". $HOME/.bashrc" as in
> your e-mail (I thought the '.' before was just a typo). I also made it
> 'chmod +x .profile'. I still get a generic prompt in unless I run 'bash'.
> Any ideas?
> At 12:51 PM 7/19/2002, you wrote:
> >Brian Hoort <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > I've been trying to customize my bash shell prompt. When I do an export
> > > PS1... it works fine, obviously. However, when I set it in .bashrc and
> > > re-login it does not take effect. A look at .bashrc reveals that:
> > >
> > > # ~/.bashrc: executed by bash(1) for non-login shells.
> > >
> > > So I presume that logging in is a login shell.
> > >
> > > 1) What is a login shell as opposed to a non-login shell;
> >A login shell is the one that starts up when you log in.
> >Subshells, non-interactive shells, etc., are non-login shells.
> > > 2) So why is there a .bashrc if it's not going to be run.
> >It's only run for non-login shells.
> > > 3) Where do I set PS1, if not in .bashrc
> >.profile is executed for login shells. If you want .bashrc to be
> >executed too then just add
> > . $HOME/.bashrc
> >as the last line of your .profile.
> >About prompts: I use
> > PS1='\u@\h:\w($?)\$ '
> >because I like to see who I am logged in as, the host I'm logged
> >into, the current directory, and the exit code of the last
> >command I ran.
> >"I was born lazy. I am no lazier now than I was forty years ago,
> > but that is because I reached the limit forty years ago. You can't
> > go beyond possibility."
> >--Mark Twain
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Daniel R. Kilbourne