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Re: BASH Shell question

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: BASH Shell question
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 08:31:12 -0500

> --I have used Linux for a while but have recently gotten an OS X
> machine and converted one Linux Box to Free BSD. 
> -- I installed Bash on both.
> --On my Linux setups I would enter aliases in .bashrc located in my
> home directory and they would work as expected.
> --Neither FreeBSD nor OS X seem to make any notice of my .bashrc
> files.  
> --Any ideas?

If you mean that aliases don't show up in your login shells, add a
line like the following to ~/.bash_profile:

        [ -f ~/.bashrc ] && . ~/.bashrc

The INVOCATION section of the manual page explains this in excruciating


``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet)

Chet Ramey, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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