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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
Yes, once you create the 'bash' files you will have to log out for that user and log back in to have the effects. I would suggest that you add your alias to the above or something along those lines . My reasoning is that you should have good entry and exit for the 'BASH'. Things will be cleaner!
I like to have a colored prompt to differentiate the root from a normal user since I will be using multiple consoles.