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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:53 pm    Post subject: Couldn't get .bashrc working Reply with quote

I tried to alias rm as rm -iv under /root, but my box just wouldn't listen.
Here's my .bashrc:
http://bpaste.net/show/49283
How can I fix it? Many thanks !
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For some reason relating to minimalism, the root user's home directory doesn't have the standard files copied from /etc/skel. In order for .bashrc to be picked up in all cases, you need a .bash_profile file. As root, just do
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cp /etc/skel/.bash* /root
and then add your mods to the prototype .bashrc and you'll be all set.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John R. Graham wrote:
For some reason relating to minimalism, the root user's home directory doesn't have the standard files copied from /etc/skel. In order for .bashrc to be picked up in all cases, you need a .bash_profile file. As root, just do
Code:
cp /etc/skel/.bash* /root
and then add your mods to the prototype .bashrc and you'll be all set.

- John


Thank you very much! I'll give it a try soon.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It works! Thanks a lot!
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