Why there is a "command not found" prompt every time I open the Terminal?
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This is a sample setup for both .bashrc & .bash_profile(which is used to source the .bashrc) for users home;
sample .bash_profile for proper sourcing with users home;
~$ cat .bash_profile
#.bash_profile file begins here
# .bash_profile to source .bashrc
# Source .bashrc
if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
fi #file ends here
:~$ cat .bashrc
#.bashrc begins here
# Add bin to path
# Dynamic resizing
shopt -s checkwinsize
# Custom prompt
if [ `id -un` = root ]; then
# Add color
eval `dircolors -b`
# User defined aliases
alias clls='clear; ls'
alias ll='ls -l'
alias lsa='ls -A'
alias lsg='ls | grep'
alias lsp='ls -1 /var/log/packages/ > package-list'
alias web='links -g -download-dir ~/ www.google.com'
#To clean up and cover your tracks once you log off
#Depending on your version of BASH, you might have to use
# the other form of this command
trap "rm -f ~$LOGNAME/.bash_history" 0
#The older KSH-style form
# trap 0 rm -f ~$LOGNAME/.bash_history
The .bashrc & .bash_profile are very useful for users!